A short film made by young people to let their peers know they are not alone in their experience of grief.
This 15 minute participatory film has been entirely developed, directed and filmed by nine bereaved young people aged 13 to 18 from around the country. Young people have made this resource to help their peers in identifying emotions and behaviour which they may experience after a bereavement. The film aims to provide support to other bereaved children and young people by emphasising that they are not alone and that their feelings are normal.
The participants openly discuss the effect of bereavement on their lives, behaviour and emotions. They talk about the people and things that helped them and the things that have changed since they were bereaved, enabling them to realise 'it will be ok'.
The film is suitable for bereaved children and young people to use in a supported environment. It is also a useful resource for the practitioners, parents and carers supporting them.