Resources

Welcome to our resources page where we are bringing together articles, links, videos and anything else we come across which we feel might help you on your bereavement journey. 

These are resources specifically for the bereaved but may be of interest also to those seeking to support someone who is bereaved. 

If you know of any other resources please email us at data@ataloss.org

If you are seeking to offer support to someone who is bereaved please see our Supporting Others page.

Affected by recent national disasters?  http://www.disasteraction.org.uk

Bereavement Resources

Bereavement, Grieving and Loss

Guide to Loss FREE  "E Book" download - 61 tips on the experience of Grief and how to help someone through it

contact http://www.griefrecoverymethod.co.uk

Fantastic support website from Cruse Bereavement Care by young people for young people

In Cruse Bereavement Care, a group of young people who have themselves been bereaved have developed an interactive website for bereaved young people (aged 11+). The website is http://hopeagain.org.uk.   The aim of the website is to give young people a voice and help them connect with others and discover hope.

 

  Julia Samuel - founder of Child Bereavement UK explores loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Jeff Brazier's latest book on dealing with grief

Classic titles

William Worden, Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy (Routledge, 2003)
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, On Death and Dying (Simon & Schuster, reprint 1997)
Colin Murray Parkes, Bereavement – Studies in Grief in Adult Life (Penguin, 1998)
Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve (William Heinemann Ltd; New edition 1993)
Bill Merrington, 101 Ways to Cope  with Grief and Loss (Kevin Mayhew Ltd  2007)
Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters (Perseus Books US, second revised edition 1996)
William Worden, Children and Grief (Guilford Press, 2002)
Lily Pincus, Death and the Family: The Importance of Mourning (Schocken Books, 1989)
Jane Brooks, Midlife Orphan (Berkley Publishing Group, 1999)
Susan Wallbank, The Empty Bed: Bereavement and the Loss of Love (Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd, 2005)
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (Beacon Press, 2006)
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving (Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2005)
Kate Boydell    Death … and How to Survive it   -   a unique and practical guide to coming to terms with the loss of your partner.   (Vermilion, 2005)
Judith Viorst      Necessary Losses   (The Free Press)
Kate Berridge        Vigor Mortis – the End of the Death Taboo  (Profile Books)
Linda Feinberg, I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can (on being widowed) (New Horizon Press, 1994)
Phyllis R. Silverman & Madelyn Kelly, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children: Rebuilding Your Family after the Death of a Loved One (OUP, 2009)

The Grief Recovery Handbook John W James & Russell Friedman, Harper Collins

When Children Grieve    John W James & Russell Friedman, Harper Collins

Moving Beyond Loss John W James & Russell Friedman, Harper Collins

The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss John W James & Russell Friedman, Harper Collins

“Loss:  Sadness and Depression” by Dr John Bowlby

On suicide

Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast (Picador, 2000)
Kate Hill, The Long Sleep: Young People and Suicide (Virago Press, 1995)
Alison Wertheimer, A Special Scar (Routledge, 2001)

 

Autobiography

Joan Didion    The Year of Magical Thinking, (Harper Perennial, 2006)
Lindsay Nicholson    Living on the Seabed  (Vermilion 2005)
Blake Morrison    And When Did You Last See Your Father? (Granta Books, 2007)
Anna Blundy     Every Time We Say Goodbye (Arrow Books Ltd, 1999) - death of an absent father
Simon Carr   The Boys Are Back in Town (Arrow Books Ltd, 2001) - father bringing up boys after the death of his wife
Natascha McElhone   After You  (Viking Penguin)

 

Autobiographic Novel

Susan Hill    In the Springtime of the Year (Penguin Books Ltd, 1977)

Poetry

Christopher Reid    A Scattering   (Arete Books)Agnes Whitaker (ed),
                               All in the End is Harvest (anthology) (Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd, 1984)
Elizabeth Basset, Beyond the Blue Mountains, an anthology on living and dying (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1999)

 

Books for children and young people

Susan Varley    Badger’s Parting Gifts (Picture Lions, 1994)
John Burningham      Granpa (Red Fox, 2003)
Doris Stickney    Waterbugs and Dragonflies      
Ginny Perkins & Leon Morris    Remembering Mum   
 Michael Rosen   "Michael Rosen's Sad Book”
Diana Crossley   Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine
Trevor Romain    What on Earth do you do When Someone Dies?   
Tracey Cusick & Simon Hepworth, When Someone Dies 
Mary Williams (Brake), Someone Has Died Suddenly
Mary Joslin, The Goodbye Boat
Marge Heegaard, When Someone Very Special Dies
Marge Heegaard, When Something Terrible Happens
Stubbs, Stokes & Baker, Beyond the Rough Rock (Suicide)

 

Teenagers/Young Adults

Alan D. Wolfelt  Healing your Grieving Heart – For Teens  (Companion Press)
Susan Wallbank  Facing Grief. Bereavement & the Young Adult    
Susan Wallbank   My Father Died
Susan Wallbank   My Mother Died
Earl A Grollman,  Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers

J.D.Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

 

Christian Books

Gerald Sittser, A Grace Disguised (Zondervan Publishing House, 2005)
                        A Grace Revealed (Zondervan Publishing House, 2012)
CS Lewis, A Grief Observed (Faber & Faber, 1966)
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son (William B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1996)
Karen Hanford, The Loneliest Grief (miscarriage, still birth or infant death) (Autumn House, 1994)
Henri Nouwen, Our Greatest Gift. A Meditation on Dying and Caring (Hodder & Stoughton, 1994)
Philip Yancey, Where is God When it Hurts? (Zondervan Publishing House, revised edition 1994) 
Bob Gass, Joy Comes in the Morning (Synergy Publishers, 2004)
Pete Greig    God on Mute   (Survivor, Kingsway Communications)
Wendy Bray & Diana Priest, Insight into Bereavement (CWR, 2006)
Margaret Brownley, Grieving God’s Way  (Thomas Nelson, 2012)
Sue Mayfield, Living With Bereavement (Lion Hudson, 2008)
Al Hsu, Grieving a Suicide (IVP, 2002)
Wendy Duffy, Children & Bereavement (Church House Publishing, 2003)
Joey O’Connor, Children & Grief (Kindle, 2004)
Janine Fair, Surprised by Grief (on being widowed young), (IVP, 2010)
Verdell Davies, Let Me Grieve – But Not For Ever (W Publishing Group, 2003)
Kathy O’Brien, Inside Grief (Printworks, rev 2012)
Sue Mayfield  First Steps Through Bereavement  (Lion Hudson, 2007)
Faye Landrum, Acquainted with Grief, Encouraging Meditations for Times of Loss (Barbour Publishing, 2006)
Jennifer Rees Larcombe, Beauty from Ashes: Readings for Times of Loss (Bible Reading Fellowship, 2000)
Fiona Castle, Rainbows Through the Rain, An Anthology of Hope (Hodder & Stoughton, 1998)
Fiona Castle What a Wonderful World, An Anthology of Joy (Hodder & Stoughton, 2000) 

 

Booklets:

Beth Spring, Childless: The Hurt and the Hope (Lion Publishing, 1989)
Harold Bauman, Living through Grief, (Lion Publishing, 1999)
Elaine Storkey, Losing a Child (Lion Publishing, 1999)
Philip Yancey  When Life Hurts (Hodder & Stoughton, 2004)
The Path Not Chosen (CWR)
Living with Loss (Scripture Gift Mission)

 

Websites:

http://www.artofdyingwell.org - helpful topics like "Talking about death", "Facing death personally" & "Losing a Loved One"

http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2015/05/church-of-england-launches-resource-on-death-and-dying.aspx - Grave Talk - useful cards from the C of E for helping people talk about death

http://www.bereavementadvice.org - useful information & a helpline about benefits and 'what to do' legally following a bereavement

http://www.disasteraction.org.uk - these people have experience in offering support after a disaster and offer support and advice on UK & overseas disaster support

http://www.assisttraumacare.org.uk - help for those dealing with a traumatic event including bereavement where it has happened in traumatic circumstances



The above resources are being listed by AtaLoss.org upon the recommendation of others.
AtaLoss.org retains no responsibility for their accuracy and inclusion does not imply endorsement of the content.
Please get in touch if you have concerns about anything listed or to correct/update information and we will try to resolve the matter.
AtaLoss.org reserves the right to remove any entry from this database without notifying the author or publisher.

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Our society spends most of its time attempting to anaesthetise itself from pain and fearful of death. AataLoss.org's support is much needed

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Nigel Hand, Birmingham Cathedral

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We live in an age where we think death is an option.

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David Hockney, Artist

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To have life in focus, we must have death in our field of vision.

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Bishop Nigel McCulloch

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Grief is the price we pay for love.

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Queen Elizabeth ll

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It dawns on you quite suddenly that life is never, ever going to be the same again, that the whole world has changed in a moment.

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Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Grief is like a long, winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.

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C S Lewis, A Grief Observed

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Listening and support is essential for those walking through the dark valley of bereavement.

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Nigel Hand, Birmingham Cathedral

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Each year thousands of children and teenagers are left to cope with multiple issues around death without the support they need and deserve. Who can measure the impact of this on their education and wider social, emotional and spiritual development? That’s why the work of AtaLoss.org is so important: acknowledging their pain, working to meet their need and helping them move forward.

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Rev. Canon Steve Chalke MBE, Founder and Leader, Oasis Global and Academies

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AtaLoss.org will help equip church communities to rise to the challenge of supporting the bereaved. I am delighted to commend this important charity to you

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Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark

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I really regret not talking about my mother's death

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Prince Harry

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The GrabLife weekend was a safe environment to speak openly with people who truly understand.

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GrabLife guest

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I can honestly say going on the GrabLife weekend was the best decision I had made since losing my partner.    

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GrabLife guest

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There is no such thing as ‘very few losses’. We’ve all had tons of losses and we need to take ownership of them. We can be overwhelmed by them and go under, or we can recognise them as integral to living.

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Jim Kuykendall, Bereavement Therapist

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Each one of us can be a creative survivor.

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Judy Tatelbaum, Author

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Your deepest life message will come out of your deepest pain.

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Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church, California

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We have seen at first hand the huge impact that doing the Bereavement Journey has made for hundreds of people. AtaLoss.org will enable this vital support to be offered to more people at a critical moment in their lives.

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Nicky and Sila Lee, Associate vicar at HTB and Founders of The Marriage Courses

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Bereavement is a very normal experience for all, but one many of us struggle to deal with. AtaLoss.org is a really timely initiative to help us find support and better understanding at crucial times.

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Stephen Skuce, Cliff College Acting Principal and Methodist Connexion

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Bereavement puts enormous pressure on families and the support they receive makes all the difference. That's why Care for the Family is pleased to endorse the work of AtaLoss.org.

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Rob Parsons, Care for the Family