How to help a child

Hi all, my dad passed away 9 weeks ago and my child who is 3 keeps saying things like when I die can I go see grandad?who’s going to look after me when you die mum? and when are you going to die mum? How am I supposed to answer these questions?

Hello @Vicky88, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. It can be hard to support a child when we’re grieving, too.

You’ve asked how you can support your child, so here are some organisations which can help.

Winston’s Wish support children who are grieving, and there’s lots of resources for parents. Their website is

Child Bereavement UK offers support for adults and bereaved children and young people up to the age of 25.

National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am – 5:0pm



I hope this is helpful,


Thank you!