Supporting Others

Thank you for wanting to support someone who is bereaved. 

We are gathering here resources specifically for helping others who are grieving. 

Please get in touch if you know of anything we could add. 

 

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE - BELFAST 

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

This website is specifically designed for young people ANYWHERE not just in Belfast!  Particularly uses video to relate to young people through their own stories of loss.  We really like it and there are plans to extend it to the UK later in 2017

http://hopeagain.org.uk/

 

MANCHESTER

How to help children after a frightening event:

https://childbereavementuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1.4b-Supporting-children-after-a-frightening-event.pdf?noredir=true&utm_content=buffer0fbab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

COMING UP SOON...

The Omega Course - Kenilworth

starting Wednesday 6th September 2017 for 6 sessions

Giving you the opportunity to talk freely about death and dying in a friendly and safe atmosphere

Please email: courses@omega.rip with the following details:

Name, Email address, contact telephone number and any mobility issues.

If you don’t have an email address call:

 0774 337 6708 

If you are booking more than one place please include the above information for each delegate. 

Please also see our Resources page for publications and online resources for the bereaved which you may also find useful.

Basic Guides in Helping the Bereaved

Insight into Bereavement, book published by CWR
First Steps Through Bereavement by Sue Mayfield

Resources for Giving to the Bereaved

The Path Not Chosenbooklet published by CWR
Living with Loss, booklet published by Scripture Gift Mission

Other Reading/Publications

Please let us know of any resources we can offer here

Training to support the bereaved

AtaLoss.org offers ListeningPeople to youth organisations, training them to listen to teenagers affected by loss in local schools

We also recommend Care for the Family's Bereavement Care Awareness day training for churches, which equips leaders in all walks of life to better understand the needs of bereaved people and how they can be supported.

How churches can offer support for the bereaved

We highly recommend that churches consider providing regularly HTB's 'The Bereavement Journey' course, alongside a programme of ongoing care for the bereaved in their communities. 

The course is for people at any stage of bereavement and is available as a 6 session filmed resource (5 main sessions, with one optional session on Faith Questions). It is available from HTB and is free to use. 

If you decide to run the course please do let us know so that we can ensure that our website directs people locally to you.

We also recommend Care for the Family's Bereavement Care Awareness day as training for churches wishing to run The Bereavement Journey Course.

AtaLoss.org Resources

Available through AtaLoss.org is:

TOUGHstuff - material for teenage group support (see ListeningPeople).

We are also working on publishing the following booklets on: 

How to Support the Bereaved
Faith Questions in Bereavement
Making Church Accessible to the Bereaved, and
A course for one-to-one support for teenagers experiencing loss.

If you are interested in receiving any of these please get in touch.

Our Associates

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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

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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