New, free resources to support bereaved and grieving children
Each year, over 41,000 children experience bereavement. Child Bereavement UK estimates one in 29 school children have lost a parent or sibling – that’s one child in every class. 92% of young people will experience a significant bereavement before the age of 16, yet according to a 2016 YouGov survey, only one in 10 adults bereaved as a child said their school was very supportive of them at the time of their bereavement, and 6% of British adults still believe it’s never appropriate to talk to children of any age about death.
As part of our continued mission to create a happier, healthier society, together with Happiful Magazine and our counsellors, we have created a new series of free resources focusing on childhood bereavement. Aiming to support parents, teachers, preschool and primary school-aged children, you can discover our full range of free resources and articles:
- Making a Memory Box Guide for Kids
- Making a Memory Box Guide for Adults
- Grief Journaling Guide for Kids
- Grief Journaling Guide for Adults
- Making a memory box with a bereaved child (comic)
- Grief journaling for kids (comic)
- Helping a Grieving Friend (comic)
- Big Events Without You (comic)
- Tips for Helping Grieving Children Through Christmas (PDF)
- Activities to Help Grieving Children
- Children’s Book Corner: 5 Supportive Reads for Bereaved Children
- Tips for helping grieving children through Christmas
- The App Helping Children Through Bereavement
- Using journaling to help bereaved children
- Memory boxes and childhood bereavement
For the full range of new, free bereavement resources, check out our Childhood Bereavement page.
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