Bereavement is complicated and people can experience it in lots of different ways. It is usually associated with the death of a loved one but you can experience the same type of grief if you lose a loved one through divorce or separation, lose your good health or suffer any type of loss. There's no right or wrong way to feel.
The loss of a parent, brother or sister, baby or child of any age are life-shattering events and can plunge anyone into a devastating world of grief.
Receiving help in dealing with bereavement from appropriately trained professionals, families can learn to live with their grief and start to rebuild their lives.
Search our find services section for organisations that can offer help and advice.
NHS Choices also has lots of good advice.
Winston's Wish offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.