Am I the only one who…?

A bereaved pupil is feeling isolated or has isolated themselves from their friendship group. They may describe feeling ‘different’ from their peers or saying that no one understands how they feel.


  • It can be difficult for a bereaved pupil to relate to their friends; they may feel that their peers are worrying about something trivial when grief is overwhelming their own life.
  • Bereaved pupils feel that they cannot ‘identify’ with others, they may think they are the only person who feels this way.

What might help:

  • Older pupils may find the Child Bereavement UK app useful as this was created by bereaved young people for bereaved young people.
  • Signposting the pupil and/or their family/carers to a bereavement support service may help them to find other bereaved children/young people.