Loss of Grandparents for Children

Hi there,
Back in 2021 my partner lost his Dad and the 5 months later his Mum, rather suddenly and whilst staying at our house.
We have tried hard to help our 2 children to cope with this heavy loss of both Grandparents in such a short space of time, but find them both struggling still at certain times.
Does anyone have any advice / tips on how we can further support the children? They are now 6 & 8.
Thank you

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Hi @VanessaM,

I’m part of the Online Community team and I can see that you are new to the community - I’d like to thank you for bravely starting this thread. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through and the challenges that come with supporting children through this time too.

You might find this page particularly useful Coping with the loss of a Grandparent | Sue Ryder. We also have advice on supporting bereaved children How do I support a bereaved child? | Sue Ryder.

I’m sure someone will come along and offer you some advice too.

Take care,
Online Community Team

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