Lost For Words
Many bereaved children are left #LostForWords by death, others simply haven’t enough words to express themselves. This new resource shares supportive words and emojis from children who know how it feels.
How to Help
Sometimes, people around want to help the individual who is bereaved. They want to help but they're not sure how. Here are some suggestions for how the individual, their parent/carer, teacher friends can support them.
How to Help
Sometimes, people around want to help the young person who is bereaved. They want to help but they're not sure how. Here are some suggestions for how parents and carers can support their young people.
Signposting - Organisations and Support
Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to Bereavement.
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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.
Beck offers information and support to bereaved children, their families and schools in Kent.
Childhood Bereavement Network
This network is part of the National Children’s Bureau. This site contains details of bereavement services for children throughout the UK. CBN also supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources, and networking opportunities.
Cruse offers bereavement counselling support for adults and children with local branches nationwide.
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where they can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone. Here a young person 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.
Grief Encounter helps children and young people with confusion, fear, loneliness, and pain, providing a lifeline to cope, with free, immediate, one-to-one support.
Holding On Letting Go
A Kent-based charity that helps children to cope with the death of someone close to them
Brake’s National Road Victim Service
This is a free, confidential, specialist service for those who have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash or are supporting a road crash victim.
Child Bereavement UK
This is a national charity offering a helpline for advice for families and professionals and a wide range of resources.
Salus offers a huge range of innovative services to children and young people who may need support to deal with the challenges they face to ensure they can achieve their potential.
Slide Away offers support to children and young people in West Kent who have been bereaved of a family member or friend. They also support children and young people who have a parent or sibling with a life-limiting illness.
Winston's Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people, and those who care for them. Their expert teams offer one-off and ongoing bereavement support and WW also provides online resources, specialist publications, and training for professionals.