Information and Resources
The internet is awash with websites, blogs and videos offering advice and support. Many of these are extremely valuable in providing an insight into childhood bereavement. We have selected a handful you may want to view.
An insightful article published in the Telegraph, talking about experiences of childhood grief and what can happen when this is unresolved.
Gone – a short Newsround special, where children talk about their special people who have died, and how they cope with their grief.
Island of Grief – following the death of his wife in 2013, Rupert Murrell and his young family explore trying to find happiness again.
NATIONAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS
Grief Encounter's website contains lots of helpful resources and information, including a memory board for teenagers to post on, and an emotional first-aid kit for children.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. It can provide telephone and face-to-face support for bereaved adults, as well as support groups. Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care’s website for young people, and The Little Website may help younger bereaved children.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity and provides support to bereaved children, their families, and the professionals who support them. The website contains lots of useful resources for supporting bereaved children.
The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.
SiMBA – Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA) supports those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or close to the time of birth.
WAY Widowed and Young is the only national charity in the UK for men and women who were age 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves
The Compassionate Friends offer support to bereaved families after the death of a child of any age.
Brake is a road safety charity that provides a helpline for anyone bereaved as a result of a road crash.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, encouragement and awareness-raising to people who have been affected by bereavement by suicide, or self-inflicted death.
The Courage Foundation UK support bereaved children and their families through the provision of days out and annual passes to theme parks 'Therapy through Themeparks'
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
Kooth - is a free, online counselling and emotional well-being support service, providing young people aged 10-18 years across the Highlands with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors.
Change, Loss and Bereavement in Highland - Change, Loss and Bereavement in Highland is made up of a collective of professionals from a variety of agencies who strive for better outcomes for children and young people who have experienced change and loss. The aim of this website is to provide advice, guidance and links to useful materials, resources and other agencies who can support in times of change.
Counselling Directory – if you’re in need of support, search this network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.
Aye Mind - positive digital resources to support the mental wellbeing of young people