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.