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Others’ Stories

Sometimes it helps to know about other people’s experiences so you can see that you are not alone. On this page you can read about other young people’s experiences.

Alex’s story

“My Dad died when I was 11. He died of a heart attack so it was unexpected and sudden…….” read more

Amber’s story

“Losing my dad is beyond doubt the worst thing that has ever happened to me. It was a complete shock, as he was fit and well and training for the iron man triathlon……” read more

Emma’s story

13-year-old Emma Trott from Berkshire describes how she coped when her best friend Rosie Mayling died two and a half years ago. read more

Joseph’s story

“My Dad died when I was 5 years old, in a mountaineering accident. It was in the summer holidays. I was at a summer holiday club, when one of the leaders told me that my Mum was in the office……” read more

Kayleigh’s story

Kayleigh’s Mum died of cancer when she was 14. She talks about her experience and what has helped her. read more

Lydia’s story

“Coming to university was something I knew I would do from a fairly young age; but I had no idea that I’d be making the journey without my mum. She died when I was 16, and she never saw me pass my GCSEs……” read more

Megan’s story

“I lost my best friend 2 years ago, when I was at the age of 20, from a fatal heart attack, which I witnessed along with my best friend’s Mum, near her home in her Mums car on the way to the cinema……” read more


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