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

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

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

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Lindsay Nicholson, Living on the Seabed (Vermilion 2005)

A memoir of love, life and survival

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Blake Morrison, And When Did You Last See Your Father? (Granta Books, 2007)

And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a portrait of family life, father-son relationships and bereavement.

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Anna Blundy, Every Time We Say Goodbye (Arrow Books Ltd, 1999) - death of an absent father

Anna Blundy's honest account of her personal experience of losing her father

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Simon Carr, The Boys Are Back in Town (Arrow Books Ltd, 2001) - father bringing up boys after the death of his wife

Carr's emotionally honest, compellingly anarchic and sharply comic story of a single parent's struggle is at once heartbreaking and wonderfully life-affirming.

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Natascha McElhone, After You (Viking Penguin)

After You is a triumphant testament to the resilience of the human spirit after Natascha's loss of her beloved husband

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

Susan Hill's true account of an lyrical exploration of love and loss and grief and mourning.

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Susan Varley, Badger’s Parting Gifts (Picture Lions, 1994)

A helpful reading guide from Child Bereavement UK that provides tips for reading Badger’s Parting Gifts with children and helping them better understand grief.

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John Burningham, Granpa (Red Fox, 2003)

An illustration to help and support children with grief

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Doris Stickney, Waterbugs and Dragonflies

Each booklet will help you find the right words...a caring thought...a comforting reflection to communicate compassion in extraordinary ways for children

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Ginny Perkins & Leon Morris, Remembering Mum

The book reminds the reader of the need to express grief in a society which all too often sees death as a taboo subject.

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Michael Rosen, "Michael Rosen's Sad Book”

A beautifully illustrated read for adults and children about love and loss which explains why it's ok to be sad sometimes

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Diana Crossley, Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine

Offering practical and sensitive support for bereaved children

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Trevor Romain, What on Earth do you do When Someone Dies?

This book is a simple, insightful, and straight from the heart—is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person.

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Tracey Cusick & Simon Hepworth, When Someone Dies

This book asks the questions that children ask, and answers them in a succinct format. Simple illustrations and straightforward text are designed to help children through difficult times.

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Mary Williams (Brake), Someone Has Died Suddenly

Mary Williams (Brake), Someone Has Died Suddenly

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Mary Joslin, The Goodbye Boat

A very simple illustrative story of the sorrow of seeing the goodbye boat take a friend away

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Marge Heegaard, When Someone Very Special Dies

A practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life, this book is designed for young readers to illustrate.

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Marge Heegaard, When Something Terrible Happens

The 'Drawing Out Feelings' series has been designed to provide parents, educators and counselors with an organized approach to helping children cope with grief, family loss and change.

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Stubbs, Stokes & Baker, Beyond the Rough Rock (Suicide)

Supporting a Child Who Has Been Bereaved Through Suicide

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Alan D. Wolfelt, Healing your Grieving Heart – For Teens

Simple tips for understanding and expressing your grief for teens

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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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I really regret not talking about my mother's death

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Prince Harry

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The website offers a vital service to professionals as well as bereaved families.

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James MacDowell Scott - former funeral director

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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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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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Having received a huge amount of support myself and seeing the work provided by AtaLoss, with such care and practicality, I’d like to contribute something too, that I might be helping others going through often bewildering loss.”

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Michael - participant in The Bereavement Journey

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

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David Hockney, Artist

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The pain of grief is perhaps...the price we pay for love.

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Colin Murray Parkes

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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