Winston’s Wish is a charity that helps children, teenagers and young adults (up to the age of 25) find their feet when their worlds are turned upside down by grief.

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Through information, on-demand services, bereavement support and counselling, we support young people across the UK to understand their feelings, process their grief and find ways to move forward with hope for a brighter future. We also help the adults who are caring for young grieving people including parents, school staff and healthcare professionals.

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No child should have to face grief alone. Help us be there for them.

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grieving children and young people supported last year


of our income comes from our army of supporters

On-demand grief support services

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Call us for free on 08088 020 021 between 8am-8pm, weekdays.

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Email us on or fill out our contact form and we’ll reply within two working days.

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Live chat

Chat online between 8am-8pm, weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays) by clicking the blue ‘Chat with us’ button at the bottom right of your screen.

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For urgent support, text WW to 85258 to speak with someone from our trusted partner, Shout.

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