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Specialised Funeral Care for Children & Young People

Fact Sheets

Expecting or experiencing the death of a child, adolescent or young adult can be a heartbreaking experience. There’s so many things to think about and you may feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to start.

Below you will find a number of fact sheets, written in simple, easy to understand language, to help you “know what you need to know”. They are designed to help you start to understand all the processes involved; all the things you need to consider and provide answers to questions you didn’t know you had.

If you still have questions, please reach out to us. We will gently and compassionately answer any questions – there are no silly questions and there are no questions that you cannot ask us.

We are here to walk beside you and to take as much stress out of the situation as possible.

Please note: When we refer to “your child” we mean the child in your world, not necessarily a child you have birthed or adopted; except when we mention specific relationships eg grandchild.

Click on the title or image below to open and downlaod the Fact Sheet.


Home Based,
After Death Care

Home-Based After-Death Care | The Willow Tree Foundation

Online Ceremonies 


Online Funerals and Memorials | The Willow Tree Foundation

Explaining Funerals, Burial
and Cremation to Children

Explaining Funerals, Burial and Cremation to Children - Part 1 | The Willow Tree

Your Child’s Ashes
What To Do, When And How

Ashes Fact Sheet

Tips for Grieving

Tips for Grieving Children and Parents | The Willow Tree Foundation

Supporting a Sibling
Through Bereavement

Support a Sibling Through Bereavement | The Willow Tree Foundation

Support for

Support For Grandparents | The Willow Tree Foundation

Supporting Someone With An
Intellectual Disability Through Bereavement

Supporting Someone With an Intellectual Disability Through Bereavement | The Willow Tree Foundation

The Willow Tree Foundation

We envision a future where all Australians bereaved by the death of a child receive compassionate & meaningful funeral care, service, understanding & support.


The Willow Tree Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognises their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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