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School Bereavement Champions

“Excellent session – I wish I had done it a few years ago! Lots of amazing facts and ideas.” Attendee

We work closely with primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges, right across our catchment area of North Devon and Torridge.  We believe that we can help to reduce the impact on a child’s school life, after a bereavement, if the right strategies and support is in place as soon as the child needs it. In turn, lessening the impact on their education.

Our aim is that every local school will have at least one member of staff who is a trained Bereavement Champion.

The good news is that, to date, we have trained around 90 school staff!

What does the training look like?

We offer a three-hour training session, which is delivered by our skilled staff and volunteers. This is free of charge.

In these sessions, we share our knowledge and experience, to help build strategies and confidence, when supporting bereaved children in your setting.

Alongside this, we look at the impact a death can have on a child at different ages and understanding and what that may look like at school.

The session (with a short break in the middle) covers the following:

  • The wide range of thoughts and feelings children and young people have after the death of someone close to them.
  • The impact death can have on a child at home or at school
  • How a child views death depending on their age or stage of development?
  • The impact of different types of death on the way a child grieves
  • Some practical ideas and resources to use when supporting a bereaved child or young person
  • Time for questions

If you are interested in becoming a Bereavement Champion, please click on the Sign up link below and fill out the form.  We will then contact you when we organise our next session.

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