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Schools - resources for supporting children through grief

Child Bereavement UK has some excellent resources for teachers and support workers.  Please read on to find out more:

Having honest conversations about death and grief - a new resource from Child Bereavement UK developed in partnership with London Grid for Learning - aims to help schools introduce the topics of death and grief to their pupils.

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened awareness of death and dying. However. many adults (including professionals) feel ill-equipped to address these subjects, particularly with young people. Yet talking openly and honestly about death and grief can help young people by:

• Normalising feelings of grief
• Developing emotional literacy
• Building resilience
• Learning about empathy
• Dispelling myths and explaining euphemisms
• Offering an opportunity to ask questions

Having honest conversations about death and grief offers a range of flexible activity ideas to help introduce the topics of death and grief in a sensitive, accessible way, with options for reflection and support to end each session. Support for staff is provided with film clips and resources to guide them through the preparation, delivery and follow-up of each session.

This new resource is designed to give staff in schools confidence to talk openly and honestly about death and grief with students, supporting their long-term wellbeing and management of grief throughout their lives.

Having honest conversations about death and grief is part of a suite of free-to-access resources, available via our website, which offer support to schools in managing a sudden death and/or supporting a bereaved pupil: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/online-learning-for-schools

 

 

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