Communicate in a different way
If you find it hard to talk to your friend face to face, you could send a letter, text or email to let them know you are thinking about them.
Listen rather than talk
Talking about the person who died can really help someone begin to cope with their grief. If your friend starts to talk about the person, listen to what they have to say. Don’t try to change the subject, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable.
Let them express their emotions