A whole school approach to supporting loss and bereavement

Understand how children and young people grieve and the important role the whole school community can play in supporting pupils through loss and bereavement.

This resource explains how children grieve and understand death at different ages; from toddler to teenager.

It provides lesson plans, activities and practical advice on how the whole school community can support them on their return to school and as time passes, including example of good practice.

There is also a dedicated section for supporting bereaved pupils with additional support needs.

 

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • teachers of children aged 7 to 11
  • use by whole class groups or it can be adapted for use in small groups and for individuals

Please note that because these resources are so extensive, they have not been fully quality-assured by our team. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is a trusted source for content with its own quality assurance process, so we have still included it. Do read through our guidance for using resources before using this resource.

 

Curriculum links

Scotland - Health & Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss.

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