Fathers’ Day this year is on Sunday 19th June. Many children look forward to it as a day to spend special time with their Dad but for children and young people who are grieving the death of their father, whether it happened last week, last month, last year or even many years ago, this can be a time of year that is particularly hard to manage. With the addition of social distancing measures in place we are aware that this year may feel even harder.
Over the years bereaved children and young people have told us what they find difficult about Fathers’ Day and what has helped them to cope. Here are some of their suggestions which you may find helpful: