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.
If someone is recently bereaved you could give them:
The Path Not Chosen, booklet published by CWR
Living with Loss, booklet published by Scripture Gift Mission.
Basic guides in helping the bereaved are:
Insight into Bereavement, book published by CWR
First Steps Through Bereavement by Sue Mayfield.
Some good summaries of how to support the bereaved can be found at:
Available through at Ataloss.org:
TOUGHstuff journal for young people suffering the loss of parental separation
We are also working on the following booklets:
TOUGHstuff journal for bereaved young people
The Bereavement Journey Course book
Faith Questions in Bereavement
For training to support the bereaved
AtaLoss.org offers ListeningPeople to youth organisations, training them to listen to teenagers affected by loss in their communities and/or local schools.
Workshops for churches in:
Becoming a Bereavement Friendly Church
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more extensive training for Church leaders or Christians in community care we provide an annual 5 day certificated course in Bereavement Ministry in partnership with Cliff College.
We also recommend Care for the Family's Bereavement Care Awareness day for churches. Click the link for dates of training in your area or email Care for the Family. You can also call them on 02920 185862.
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. It is available as a 6 session filmed resource that includes faith only in the final, optional, faith questions session. It is designed and suitable, therefore, for people of any faith or none. Email us for further information.
If you decide to run the course please do let us know so that we can ensure that our website directs those locally bereaved to you.
Please also see our Resources page for publications and online resources for the bereaved which you may find useful.