Bereavement specific links and information for schools
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PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide Helpline:
HOPELineUK 0800 068 4141
Advice and support for young people dealing with suicide,
depression and emotional distress and those who are worried
In these pages we have information on:
- what you can do to help a child or young person who is grieving
- how to understand the concept of loss in children and young people of different ages
- how to recognise potential complicated grief.
website designed for young people by young people. It includes information and forums where young people can share their experiences.
These pages are for personnel working in schools and colleges, particularly headteachers, pastoral staff, tutors and other members of senior management teams.
Leeds Bereavement Forum is a small charity based in Leeds which works to develop and improve bereavement services in the city.
We signpost individuals to the most appropriate bereavement service either locally or nationally. You do not need to be referred to us, our service is free and open to all
We provide training, information, events and conferences to people who work in the area of bereavement to support their professional development. We work in partnership with organisations across the city to improve the provision of bereavement services
We campaign to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement and to make plans for the end of life. We work in partnership with Dying Matters nationally and locally
Visit http://lbforum.org.uk/ for more information.
Sad Events Team
A group of professionals providing loss and bereavement support for children and young people who have suffered a sad event. The experienced team includes: cluster based mental health workers.; educational psychologists; learning mentors; inclusion workers; education staff; administrators and voluntary sector workers.
What do they offer?
They offer support to four to 16 year olds living in Leeds. They can offer three sessions of counselling to children and young people who have experienced bereavement. These sessions are based on solution focused approaches.
Download the team leaflet here
Seasons For Growth
Seasons for Growth is a group support approach to loss for young people aged 6-18 that is delivered in schools by trained practitioners. Training courses can be enquired after at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No. 0113 395 1045
Trained practitioners may be available through your cluster. Please approach your cluster manager or Katherine Selkirk, Education Psychologist Katherine.Selkirk@leeds.gov.uk
CAMHS offer a rolling programme of short courses for front line professionals (e.g. teacher, learning mentor) working with children and young people in the Leeds area. one of their training courses is entitled Supporting Bereaved Children & Families (1 day)
The Young person's section for Winston's Wish, a charity for bereaved children. useful information and interactive activities to support the grieving process
Childhood Berevament Network's Guidance: School staff and early years practitioners - how you can help
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. Every year we train over 4000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.
Within this section you will find information and resources to provide support to bereaved pupils
- Training for Schools
- Schools Information Pack
- Films created by bereaved young people for teachers, parents and friends
We're a charity that helps families through child bereavement. We offer help and guidance whilst campaigning and fundraising for improved bereavement services.
Founded in 2014 by bereaved parents Andrea and John Kerslake and created in their late son's name, Elliot's Footprint is working hard to take the loneliness and frustration out of the systems and processes that families face in the aftermath of losing a child.
To improve bereavement services for families who have experienced the sudden death of a child, we want to speak to more of those who have relied upon them, so we’ve launched a brand new piece of research to gather the thoughts, feelings and experiences of bereaved families in and around Leeds. The findings will guide our strategy and ensure we are doing the right thing to achieve better outcomes for grieving parents and families.
The charity is currently asking for parents and families who are willing to talk about their experience of bereavement support.
If you feel that you could talk about your recent experience and provide feedback that would help the charity to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the current bereavement support services please click here: