Child Bereavement UK https://www.childbereavementuk.org
• Child Bereavement UK offer a schools’ information pack which is detailed and structured.
It walks through many scenarios and includes scripts for what to say in assemblies, etc.
It outlines what children’s understanding of death is likely to be at different ages.
There is an example policy for primary and secondary schools which can be adapted with the
coronavirus pandemic in mind. There are also example letters to send out which could be adapted for e mail during the
They offer guidance on supporting children during the coronavirus pandemic.
Winston’s wish https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus/
Winston’s wish is a charity which has many resources to help us specifically through this challenging time.
Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who
support them. Resources include:
How to say goodbye when a funeral isn’t possible
How schools can support children;
Talking to children about coronavirus;
Telling a child someone is seriously ill;
Telling a child someone has died from coronavirus
Ways to manage your anxiety about coronavirus;
Death through serious illness
At a Loss https://www.ataloss.org
A Christian based organisation. Does not focus specifically on children.
Has a helpful short film to support others who are bereaved
Cruse Bereavement Care https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Informative website with a lot of resources.
It has specific section for schools and resources, for young people, for parents, for those
supporting the bereaved and for understanding bereavement.
It has a helpful ‘page’ on what to say
Hope Again https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn
from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
Here you will find information about their services, a listening ear from other young people and
advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.
It has personal stories/films and comments in a ‘youth helpful’ way
• Winstons Wish have a freephone National Helpline on 08088 020 021 for therapeutic advice on
supporting a grieving child or young person after the death of a loved one.
• Education Support offer a free, confidential helpline for staff :08000 562 561
• Child bereavement UK offer a national helpline 0800 02 888 40 (Freephone Monday Friday, 9am
5pm) Email for bereavement support: email@example.com
Live Chat (Monday Friday, 9am 5pm)
• Cruse bereavement care offer support and a helpline. helpline is open – call 0808 808 1677. They
also have a dedicated set of resources for schools. Their sister company hope again supports
children and young people who have lost a parent.