Being bereaved as a teenager is particularly difficult because it is such a physically and emotionally challenging time anyway. The transition from child to adult is confusing at the best of times and knowing how to behave and how you should ‘feel’ after a bereavement can be full of uncertainty. You may want to be considered as an adult and become frustrated and angry at being treated like a child or you may feel that because you are a teenager people think that you’re old enough to just ‘get on with it’.
Balloons can offer you free, one-to-one grief support, usually over a 6-week period. These sessions consist of around an hour’s support each week and the content of these sessions are bespoke and led by your needs, concerns and preferences. These sessions could be focused on common themes such as; memories, thoughts and feelings, anxiety and anger. They could take the form of simply talking through these themes but often also include a degree of creative work.