Resources

ARTICLES

An insightful article published in the Telegraph, talking about experiences of childhood grief and what can happen when this is unresolved.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Talking to Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness

How to Help Children Deal with Loss

Movies that help parents and children understand grief and loss

 

FILMS

Gone – a short Newsround special, where children talk about their special people who have died, and how they cope with their grief.

Island of Grief – following the death of his wife in 2013, Rupert Murrell and his young family explore trying to find happiness again.

BBC Stories – Like Minds: Why Grief is Not Something you have to ‘Get Over’

Life After Suicide: documentary

 

NATIONAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Grief Encounters website contains lots of helpful resources and information, including a memory board for teenagers to post on, and an emotional first-aid kit for children.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. It can provide telephone and face-to-face support for bereaved adults, as well as support groups. Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care’s website for young people, and The Little Website may help younger bereaved children.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity and provides support to bereaved children, their families, and the professionals who support them. The website contains lots of useful resources for supporting bereaved children.

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

SiMBA – Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA) supports those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or close to the time of birth.

WAY Widowed and Young is the only national charity in the UK for men and women who were age 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves

The Compassionate Friends offer support to bereaved families after the death of a child of any age.

Brake is a road safety charity that provides a helpline for anyone bereaved as a result of a road crash.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, encouragement and awareness-raising to people who have been affected by bereavement by suicide, or self-inflicted death.

 

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

Counselling Directory – if you’re in need of support, search this network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

Counselling and Bereavement Services – Highland Hospice

NHS Inform: Death and Bereavement