Thank you for wanting to support someone who is bereaved.
If someone is recently bereaved we recommend giving them:
The Path Not Chosen, bookley 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
We are gathering here resources specifically for helping others who are grieving.
Please get in touch if you know of anything we could add.
Available through AtaLoss.org:
Order the TOUGHstuff journal for young people suffering loss as a result of parental separation via the following link
We have available the following booklets on:
How to Support the Bereaved
Faith Questions in Bereavement
Making Church Accessible to the Bereaved, and
A journal for one-to-one support for teenagers experiencing loss - Tough Stuff.
If you are interested in receiving any of these please get in touch.
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.
In addition we offer workshops for churches in:
How to Support the Bereaved
Faith Questions in Bereavement,
Becoming a Bereavement Friendly Church
Please email email@example.com
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, equipping leaders in all walks of life in practical understanding of bereavement care.
How churches can offer support for the bereaved
We highly recommend that churches consider providing regular 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.
The Omega Course - Kenilworth, Warks. (starts Wednesday 7th March 2018)
Giving you the opportunity to talk freely about death and dying in a friendly and safe atmosphere
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 'phone/text 0774 337 6708 for more details
Please also see our Resources page for publications and online resources for the bereaved which you may also find useful.
Other Reading & Resources
Please let us know of any resources we can offer here
Cruse Care Bereavement-
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: