Entries by Nelson's Journey

Back to school

So much has happened over the last few months and lots of children and young people have spent extended periods of time at home, not been able to go out and been home schooled. Now they are returning back to school and so they probably have lots of thoughts going through their heads about what […]

Coronavirus: A free book for children

A brilliant free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler has been released. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds (although we feel it is helpful for other ages too): • What is the coronavirus? • How do you catch the […]


Following our announcement last week when we shared we would be pausing our face to face support, we wanted to provide a further update regarding additional changes that are being made to our services due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. As you will know, Coronavirus is having a huge impact on society and […]

Stay Connected

Connecting with each other: We are all currently facing lots of uncertainty and change due to the Coronavirus situation.  Life at the moment may be making you feel worried and that things are a little out of control.  There are lots of people we can stay connected with to help our physical and emotional health […]

Coronavirus: Guidance for Families around Funerals

We have put this information together based on recent announcements from the Government and advice from the National Association of Funeral Directors. Please bear in mind that funeral arrangements may have to change again in the future as the Government’s response to COVID-19 develops. This guidance is aimed at parents/carers of children and young people […]

Coronavirus Anxiety: How can I help my child?

It’s a very uncertain time for us all, with many of us becoming anxious about the changes being encouraged in our daily lives. For a child that has already suffered bereavement, you may find them to be additionally anxious with the media focussing so heavily on the topic of Coronavirus and potential death. Here are […]


ANNOUNCEMENT: Following the recent developments regarding coronavirus and subsequent advice from Public Health England, we have taken the decision to pause our face to face support with bereaved children and young people and cancel the Nelson’s Journey Easter egg hunt. All families with support sessions (both 1:1 and our planned therapeutic weekend) booked to take […]

Smiles & Tears Bereavement Resource

Nelson’s Journey reveal new educational bereavement resource Nelson’s Journey has recently launched a new educational resource with support from Wymondham based toy manufacturer Orchard Toys Ltd. The Smiles & Tears resource will help young people to better understand the impact a significant bereavement can have on their peers, and encourage children and young people to talk […]

Volunteering for Nelson’s Journey: Andrea

In what capacity do you volunteer for Nelson’s Journey? e.g. support in the office, therapeutic interventions, events, youth panel etc. Since starting 12 months ago I’ve volunteered at: events and day’s out, manned Nelson’s Journey stalls, helped in the office, helped at a residential weekend, given talks, supported Nelson’s Journey staff when they deliver Child […]

Leah’s Story: Bereaved by suicide

Leah was supported by Nelson’s Journey following her Dad, Lawrence ending his life whilst working away in Singapore. The impact of being bereaved in such circumstances is significant with family members and friends left with many questions. Leanne, mother of Leah chose to be open and honest with her and her siblings which helped Leah […]