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Resources for Bereavement Care

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Thank you for joining the Bereavement Care Awareness Online training.

As we said in our time together, the training is just the first step in considering our journey alongside bereaved people. We hope that the resources and information here will help you work out what your next steps are.

Resources from the online training

Delegate workbook

Bereavement Care Awareness handbook

Review and planning

Models of grief videos – coming soon!

Resources to help support bereaved people

Equipping churches

Loss and Hope

The Loss and Hope project was set up to equip and enable churches to provide effective support to the bereaved in their communities.

The Loss and Hope website provides information on training, on how to support people during the pandemic and on setting up bereavement courses, both on and off line. There are also films and resources that are suitable for church leaders, pastoral teams and anyone in a church context.

If you are a church leader do consider listening to the Bereavement Friendly Church webinar.

Signposting services is the UK’s signposting website for the bereaved and anyone looking to help support the bereaved. It can be used by anyone wanting to find bereavement support. A comprehensive directory can be searched according to the circumstances of the death, the relationship, age and/or geographical location.  The site lists local as well as national bereavement services.

Our Dos and Dont’s factsheets are a fantastic resource for anyone supporting a friend or relative. They are based on real-life experiences and contain practical tips on helpful things you can say and do – and those things best avoided.

Dos and Dont’s for supporting bereaved parents

Dos and Dont’s for supporting those widowed young

Dos and Dont’s for supporting someone bereaved by suicide

Dos and Dont’s for supporting bereaved siblings

Dos and Dont’s for employers

During the current health crisis, there are some additional factors that we need to be aware of. The following resources can be particularly helpful at this time:

Ten suggestions for planning a funeral during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grieving alone during the COVID-19 crisis

Saying goodbye during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grief during lockdown

Social distancing and grief

One of the best ways we can improve the work that the Bereavement Care Awareness team are doing is by hearing your stories. We would love to know what is working in your community and what you find more challenging.

There are so many different churches and communities represented throughout these training sessions, we could learn so much more through your input.

To share a story of how you have supported bereaved people as a result of the Bereavement Care Awareness training please complete the form below.

What bereaved people say themselves

Training Feedback

We would appreciate your feedback on the Bereavement Care Awareness online training. If you did not have a chance to complete our survey on the training day, please do so here. Thank you.

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