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Free Downloadable Resources

STLS 5Free Downloadable Resources

Books tiled 1427986Bereavement Book List for Secondary Schools
Lost for wordsLost For Words 
 This resource shares supportive words and emojis from children who know how bereavement feels.
How to helpHow to Help 
Suggestions for how the individual, their parent/carer, teacher friends can support children.
How to help YPHow to Help 
Suggestions for how parents and carers can support their young people.
Notepad 1417713Active Monitoring Log This template can help you log and structure the information that will help identification of needs and support. To be completed by a trusted adult.
SpeechHaving sensitive conversations with traumatically bereaved children and young people (PDF)
SpeechHaving Sensitive Conversations with Parents/Carers
Uk traumaGuide for schools & colleges 
A comprehensive written guide for school and
college staff including supporting tools and handouts compiled by the UK Trauma Council.  Link to Video, an introduction to the material. 
Trauma council 2Referrals for specialist support – key information to include (PDF)
Bereavement traumaTraumatic Bereavement A Guide for Parents/Carers
Trauma council 2Traumatic Bereavement Assessment Grid  Close monitoring can help in spotting patterns in the child or young person’s difficulties. 

Signposting - Organisations and Support

Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to Bereavement.

If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know
Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity, or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs. 
At a lossAt a Loss For anyone bereaved and those supporting them.
Bereavement adviceBereavement Advice Centre -  Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.
ChumsCHUMS - Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing support for Children, Young People and their families with a Specialist Bereavement Service in Kent and Medway.
Childhood bereavementChildhood Bereavement Network This site contains details of bereavement services for children throughout the UK and supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people.
CruseCruse - Bereavement counselling for adults and children with local branches nationwide. 
Hope againHope Again - Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care
Grief encounterGrief Encounter - Grief Encounter helps children and young people by providing free, immediate, one-to-one support.
Kent and medway hubKent and Medway mental Health Information Hub
BrakeBrake’s National Road Victim Service A free, specialist service for those who have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash or are supporting a road crash victim.
Child bereavementChild Bereavement UK A helpline for advice for families and professionals and a wide range of resources.
SalusSalus A range of services to children and young people.
Slide awaySlide Away offers support to children and young people in West Kent who have been bereaved or who have a parent or sibling with a life-limiting illness. 
Slide away ypSlide Away Young People's Area 
This is the Young People's part of the Slide Away website.
Uk traumaUK Trauma Council
Free resources to support schools, colleges, and practitioners.
Winstons wishWinston's Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people, and carers.
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STLS 5Video Shorts

Traumatic Bereavement - This animation introduces concepts that are key to understanding traumatic bereavement.
Beck Ferrari discusses with SENCO Nicola Jackson how adults working in schools and colleges can talk with children and young people experiencing a traumatic bereavement.
Traumatic Bereavement in Secondary Schools - A Student's Perspective. UK Trauma Council



Talking to a child about the death of a loved one in the context of COVID-19
Five things about Grief no one Told you -  There is more to grieving than most people realise.
Talking to children who are bereaved. - This video supports professionals to discuss bereavement through understanding the perspective of children who have been bereaved.


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