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
How to help children after a frightening event:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Chosen, booklet published by CWR
Living with Loss, booklet published by Scripture Gift Mission
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.
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.