A FILM documenting teenagers dealing with bereavement is in the running for a national award.

Tynedale Hospice at Home’s film Grief as a Teenager has been named one of six finalists in the Long Form category (for charities with turnover of under £5m) at the upcoming Charity Film Awards.

The film was made with the help of six young people who have all been bereaved of a parent, with the hope that the film would bring comfort to other young people in the same situation.

All six teenagers received one-to-one support from the hospice’s family support service which provides pre and post-bereavement support to families across Tynedale and Ponteland.

The charity held a film club once a fortnight for two months with Hexham film-maker Christo Wallers joining Emma Andrews, the hospice’s family support practitioner to record the fly-on-the-wall style conversations with the young people dealing with bereavement.

Emma said: “We’re appealing to everyone in our local community to get online and vote for Grief as a Teenager.

“It’s completely free to vote, so please spare two minutes to register and vote.

“We are chuffed to bits to have come this far but our thanks really goes to the young people involved who spoke so honestly and eloquently about their own very personal experiences of being bereaved. We are so grateful to them.”

People wishing to vote for the film should visit www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/grief-as-a-teenager. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 26.

Grief as a Teenager is now being used in support sessions for young people experiencing bereavement at the hospice.