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 we recommend giving 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.
Available through at Ataloss.org:
Order the TOUGHstuff journal for young people suffering loss as a result of parental separation via the following link
We are working on the following booklets:
How to Support the Bereaved
Faith Questions in Bereavement
Making Church Accessible to the Bereaved.
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, and 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, 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 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 those locally bereaved to you.
Please also see our Resources page for publications and online resources for the bereaved which you may find useful.