Children’s Bereavement Support

At Once Upon a Smile we have lots of creative programmes where children and young people can come along to remember their loved ones and to express their thoughts and feelings in fun and safe environment.

The most magical place, where children and teens can laugh, cry, and celebrate their loved ones.

We believe that no child should grieve alone and the support offered will be based on their individual needs.

Where are our groups held?

Our groups are held at Sidley House. A bright, fun and safe environment where children can understand and express their emotion.


Our Support Groups offer children and families the opportunity to meet and work through their bereavement journey, supported by staff and trained volunteers.

Support Groups

Childrens Bereavement Support Groups

Grieving children often feel alone because they may not know anyone their own age who has experienced the death of a loved one. Friendships made within the group help to validate each other’s feelings and lessens their sense of isolation.