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 Lifewords.
Help with sympathy messages can be found at:http://www.sympathymessageideas.com
Basic guides in helping the bereaved are:
Insight into Bereavement, book published by CWR
First Steps Through Bereavement by Sue Mayfield.
Please also see our Resources page for publications and online resources for the bereaved which you may find useful.
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 (including teachers and anyone working with young people), training them to listen to teenagers affected by loss in their communities and/or local schools.
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 810800.
And we are developing further training for churches to support the bereaved in their communities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 of any faith or none at any stage of bereavement. It is available as a 6 session filmed resource of 5 sessions with a final, optional, session on faith questions. Email us for further information.