Children have lots of questions about death.
Adults sometimes think that by not talking to children about death, they are protecting them. But death is very much part of ordinary life for children – it is in the books they read, the films they watch, the computer games they play.
This short leaflet provides information to help you help children understand death.
Young people who are bereaved need the support of the people around them – family, friends and their school community.
Someone may not show how they are feeling, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are ‘fine’.
Often, adults and friends can be unsure of how to help, or what role they can play in providing support.
This video (also produced by Good Life Good Death Good Grief) provides some information about how to support a child or young person who is bereaved.
Below are some resources from Child Bereavement UK with information about how to support a young person who is bereaved.
A big thank you to Isabel Shaver; Educational Psychologist for taking the time to compose this blog post, and pull together such pertinent information about how to support bereaved children & young people.