Entries by Nelson's Journey

Nelson’s Journey welcomes the support of Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Child Bereavement Support Team working with Dr Ian Newey Nelson’s Journey is delighted to announce that our Child Bereavement Support Team is being supported by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Ian Newey. Ian is working with our Support Workers to help them further develop their practice with bereaved children, including through the provision of supervision support […]

National Day of Reflection

National Day of Reflection: Tuesday 23 March 2021 Norfolk child bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey is supporting the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23 March, and encouraging families to be aware of any activity in schools that may affect their children. There have been thousands of deaths in Norfolk since the start of the first […]

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 […]

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 […]