How you can support someone

Supporting someone who has experienced a child death due to injury.

Knowing the best way to support someone who has lost a child due to injury is difficult. Questions that are commonly asked include ‘how do I provide them with the support that they need’, ‘what can I do to help’, and ‘what should and shouldn’t I say’?

You may not be able to fix the grief of someone who has lost a child due to injury, however your support can help towards the healing of their grief.

This section provides you with information on how you can best support someone who has lost a child due to injury, whether that be a family member, friend or work colleague.

It is important to remember that children will grieve too after the death of a brother of sister due to injury – this section also provides information on how to best support children during this difficult time.

The information and resources below are provided by the Compassionate Friends Victoria and the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.

Please note: This site is not intended to replace medical advice, but provide links to information, advice and support services. If you or someone you know is experiencing an emotional crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hour support).