Hello and Welcome to Hope Again!

Bereavement. It sounds long and complicated but not worthy of the storm that comes after someone you love dies--like all those emotions can be neatly tied up in one little word.

A big part of my job as a young volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care is to try and put my experience into words and often it can be hard and frustrating.

But most of the time it’s easy--all the emotions I felt can be summed up in a paragraph or two, which seems odd now, looking back on the months after my Mum died. I was 15 and I was sad, angry, miserable and desperate for answers.

Why did this happen? How am I going to get through it? What am I supposed to do now?

At Cruse, we offer help and support for people of all ages asking those questions. Hope Again is our online place for young people. Here you can:

Get those emotions into words and tell us what happened to you,
Read other young people’s stories,
Get advice from other young people,
Or post a picture on our Pinterest page.

Here, we hope that you can find some common ground, relate to other young people and begin to hope again.

Why don’t you start us off and tell us something that made you hope again after someone you love died?