Bereavement and Grief

The loss of anyone can be extremely difficult and this in turn can have a huge impact on families. As a school we recognise that when you lose someone you knew, time is needed to grieve, to be sad, to come to terms with life without that person and how this can affect every aspect of your life. Whether you’ve lost a family member, a friend, or a pet, you may feel a whole range of emotions and these may be different from day to day. Children. like adults, need time, space and support to work through their grief and to manage their feelings. The phase ‘it’s ok not to be ok’ is true for all grief stages.

Grief is an emotional response to loss. It is a process rather than an event, and people will respond in different ways and over different durations of time.

On this page we have provided a few links to useful websites. We hope they may help to provide support for parents and carers when they need to talk about grief and may help your child, and family, come to terms with a loss.

Useful websites

Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/grief-and-loss/ – this is a great website for children, teenagers and adults. The video on this page is suitable for children in Year 3 upwards.

Winston’s Wish

https://www.winstonswish.org/ – another excellent website which gives appropriate information for supporting children.

If your family are suffering a loss or terminal illness, please do let us know so we can help and support you all.

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Local Authority Letter to Parents 12.5.20

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