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Here are the resources we found for bereavement for professionals:

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Winston’s Wish

(Featured resource)Winston’s Wish is a charity that is dedicated to supporting bereaved young people. Every day more than 100 young people experience the loss of a parent. This is the hardest loss anyone has to face, but you are not alone.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance are an alliance of public, private, voluntary and community organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those affected by suicide.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter offer bereavement support tailored for children and young people. They aim to help young people rebuild a new life after the death of a loved one. They help families address a multitude of challenging issues following the death of a loved one, alleviating the hurt and confusion caused, whilst promoting healing.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Bereavement & Loss

This is a free to access resource, with no download, login or subscription requirements. This is an information sheet giving the reader information about bereavement and loss, it includes what is meant by bereavement and loss, and how you can help someone through bereavement.

The Death of a Pupil

The death of a student can be traumatic for both school staff and pupils. A student’s death can unnerve other pupils and challenge any feelings of security they might have felt prior to the death. This webpage from Cruse Bereavement Care offers tailored advice to teachers on how to deal with the death of a pupil, including how to approach other young people and how to help in times of distress or confusion.

Supporting Pupils following Violent Deaths

The loss of someone close through death entails grief irrespective of the cause and everybody will grieve in their own personal way and for as long as it takes them to reach acceptance. The death of someone close as a result of violent crimes can further height the pain and distress caused by loss. This webpage from Cruse Bereavement Care aims to help teachers and school staff support young people who have been bereaved following a violent crime including information on how staff can help young people if they are struggling.

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When a Student Dies

When a child in your school dies, from whatever cause, there is a deep sense of shock and those left behind need support and guidance in the following days, months and years. This guidance from The Compassionate Friends details how to respond to a student death with specific advice for helping younger students, and older pupils.

Explaining to Young Children that Someone has Died

Talking to a young child about death and dying is incredibly difficult and can feel just too hard to do. This is compounded by an adult’s natural instinct to protect children from the tough things in life. In order to make some sense of what has happened children need information and explaining. This information sheet from Child Bereavement UK contains a wealth of information about how to tell a child someone has died, when to tell a child someone has died, and how to explain death to young children.

Video

What Teachers Need to Know – From Bereaved Young People

This resource is a video created by Child Bereavement UK. The video aims to inform teachers of some of the issues they should be aware of during a student’s period of bereavement. This video uses true stories from young people how have suffered the loss of a family member.

Research/report

A Whole School Approach to Supporting Loss and Bereavement

This toolkit has been developed to support staff wishing to increase their knowledge and understand on the subject of bereavement, loss and change. This resource contains a lot of information on how children and young people grief, a guide to supporting young people through grief, and how to support a bereaved pupil with additional support needs.

Course / Event

Separation, Loss and Bereavement Training

Find out how to work with and support children impacted by separation, loss and bereavement. This course lasts either a full day or half a day and is perfect for anyone who works with children or young people. By the end of this course you will be able to: reflect on the changing lives of children based in research evidence, consider separation and loss in the context of attachment theory, understand the link between grief and separation and loss, describe effective interventions at different ages, help children develop their capacity to cope, and finally work together with others to support better mental health and psychological wellbeing for children suffering loss.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Winston’s Wish

(Featured resource)Winston’s Wish is a charity that is dedicated to supporting bereaved young people. Every day more than 100 young people experience the loss of a parent. This is the hardest loss anyone has to face, but you are not alone.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance are an alliance of public, private, voluntary and community organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those affected by suicide.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Bereavement & Loss

This is a free to access resource, with no download, login or subscription requirements. This is an information sheet giving the reader information about bereavement and loss, it includes what is meant by bereavement and loss, and how you can help someone through bereavement.

The Death of a Pupil

The death of a student can be traumatic for both school staff and pupils. A student’s death can unnerve other pupils and challenge any feelings of security they might have felt prior to the death. This webpage from Cruse Bereavement Care offers tailored advice to teachers on how to deal with the death of a pupil, including how to approach other young people and how to help in times of distress or confusion.

Download

When a Student Dies

When a child in your school dies, from whatever cause, there is a deep sense of shock and those left behind need support and guidance in the following days, months and years. This guidance from The Compassionate Friends details how to respond to a student death with specific advice for helping younger students, and older pupils.

Explaining to Young Children that Someone has Died

Talking to a young child about death and dying is incredibly difficult and can feel just too hard to do. This is compounded by an adult’s natural instinct to protect children from the tough things in life. In order to make some sense of what has happened children need information and explaining. This information sheet from Child Bereavement UK contains a wealth of information about how to tell a child someone has died, when to tell a child someone has died, and how to explain death to young children.

Research/report

A Whole School Approach to Supporting Loss and Bereavement

This toolkit has been developed to support staff wishing to increase their knowledge and understand on the subject of bereavement, loss and change. This resource contains a lot of information on how children and young people grief, a guide to supporting young people through grief, and how to support a bereaved pupil with additional support needs.

Course / Event

Separation, Loss and Bereavement Training

Find out how to work with and support children impacted by separation, loss and bereavement. This course lasts either a full day or half a day and is perfect for anyone who works with children or young people. By the end of this course you will be able to: reflect on the changing lives of children based in research evidence, consider separation and loss in the context of attachment theory, understand the link between grief and separation and loss, describe effective interventions at different ages, help children develop their capacity to cope, and finally work together with others to support better mental health and psychological wellbeing for children suffering loss.

Video

What Teachers Need to Know – From Bereaved Young People

This resource is a video created by Child Bereavement UK. The video aims to inform teachers of some of the issues they should be aware of during a student’s period of bereavement. This video uses true stories from young people how have suffered the loss of a family member.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Winston’s Wish

(Featured resource)Winston’s Wish is a charity that is dedicated to supporting bereaved young people. Every day more than 100 young people experience the loss of a parent. This is the hardest loss anyone has to face, but you are not alone.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance are an alliance of public, private, voluntary and community organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those affected by suicide.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Bereavement & Loss

This is a free to access resource, with no download, login or subscription requirements. This is an information sheet giving the reader information about bereavement and loss, it includes what is meant by bereavement and loss, and how you can help someone through bereavement.

The Death of a Pupil

The death of a student can be traumatic for both school staff and pupils. A student’s death can unnerve other pupils and challenge any feelings of security they might have felt prior to the death. This webpage from Cruse Bereavement Care offers tailored advice to teachers on how to deal with the death of a pupil, including how to approach other young people and how to help in times of distress or confusion.

Download

When a Student Dies

When a child in your school dies, from whatever cause, there is a deep sense of shock and those left behind need support and guidance in the following days, months and years. This guidance from The Compassionate Friends details how to respond to a student death with specific advice for helping younger students, and older pupils.

Explaining to Young Children that Someone has Died

Talking to a young child about death and dying is incredibly difficult and can feel just too hard to do. This is compounded by an adult’s natural instinct to protect children from the tough things in life. In order to make some sense of what has happened children need information and explaining. This information sheet from Child Bereavement UK contains a wealth of information about how to tell a child someone has died, when to tell a child someone has died, and how to explain death to young children.

Research/report

A Whole School Approach to Supporting Loss and Bereavement

This toolkit has been developed to support staff wishing to increase their knowledge and understand on the subject of bereavement, loss and change. This resource contains a lot of information on how children and young people grief, a guide to supporting young people through grief, and how to support a bereaved pupil with additional support needs.

Course / Event

Separation, Loss and Bereavement Training

Find out how to work with and support children impacted by separation, loss and bereavement. This course lasts either a full day or half a day and is perfect for anyone who works with children or young people. By the end of this course you will be able to: reflect on the changing lives of children based in research evidence, consider separation and loss in the context of attachment theory, understand the link between grief and separation and loss, describe effective interventions at different ages, help children develop their capacity to cope, and finally work together with others to support better mental health and psychological wellbeing for children suffering loss.