Healthy Schools: bereavement

Please check the resources below and contact your school educational psychologist (EP) if you know a child or young person who has lost someone and may need support. 

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Bereavement in children and young people

  • This detailed school guide to managing bereavement from Child bereavement UK (external link - PDF, 7.5MB) provides information and support.
  • Watch our presentation below from the Emotional Wellbeing Forum on bereavement and loss. It covers different conceptual frameworks around grief and loss, types of bereavement and contains useful signposting.
    Running time: 35 minutes approx.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Recommended books

  • Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? by Elke Barber and Alex Barber
  • What Does Dead Mean? by Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas
  • The Day The Sea Went Out and Never Came Back by Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong
  • Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd

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More resources

If you need advice specific to bereavement during the pandemic, please check our COVID-19 page.

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Page last updated:

August 18, 2021

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