The website, Hope Again, was developed to replace RD4U, Cruse’s previous website designed for and by children and young people.
As well as providing advice on coping with grief and information about Cruse’s services, the site also provides space for young people to share their stories with others and find a listening ear.
The new site was developed by members of the Cruse Youth Advisory Group – young people who have all personally experienced the loss of a mother, father, brother, sister or friend.
“Hope Again offers a modern, online place for young people to share their stories about loss, grief and hope, get personalised advice and support from trained young people, and read the stories of others. It will be a place for sharing, healing and learning,” explained Bridget Molloy, Cruse Youth Web Consultant, who was helped by Cruse after her mother died when she was 15.
Debbie Kerslake, Chief Executive of Cruse said: “Cruse provides somewhere to turn when someone dies. This includes bereaved young people whose grief can too often be overlooked. I am delighted that Cruse is launching Hope Again. This new website puts bereaved young people in contact with others who have been bereaved and provides hope for those living after loss.”