Volunteers' Week

Find out more about current opportunities to join Child Bereavement UK's friendly team of enthusiastic volunteers. Read more

BIG BBQ fundraising ideas

Thank you for choosing to take part in The Big BBQ. The money you raise will make a huge difference, helping us to support families whose lives have been turned upside down by the devastation of bereavement. Read more

Top Tips for the perfect BIG BBQ

Follow Antony Worrall Thompson’s Top Tips to ensure your BIG BBQ goes without a hitch. Read more

THE BIG BBQ

Our Patron, chef Antony Worrall Thompson, is encouraging everyone to host a BIG BBQ for Child Bereavement UK this summer Read more

When your baby or child died many years ago

If your baby or child died a long time ago, it is not too late to get support from Child Bereavement UK. Read more

Being a kinship carer to a bereaved child

A kinship carer is a close relative who looks after a child because their parent is not able to or has died. Read more

Traumatic bereavement resources for professionals

The UK Trauma Council has created a portfolio of free resources for school staff, bereavement services and NHS mental health services. Read more

Explaining death to a child

Watch our short guidance film, which suggests ways to explain to a child that someone has died. Read more

My 'Happy Bag' by Chloe

Chloe aged 11 writes about how all the items in her 'Happy Bag' help to support her when she feels sad about the death of her baby brother Ethan. Read more

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Stepparenting where a biological parent has died

Supporting stepchildren when a biological parent has died can be difficult. It’s impossible for a stepparent to fill the void that is left; however it is possible to create a family structure that supports, includes and welcomes everyone. Read more

Let’s Rock & Pennfest

Volunteer with Child Bereavement UK at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free. Read more

Yale School of Medicine

Child Bereavement UK is pleased to be working with the Yale Child Study Center, at the Yale School of Medicine in the United States, on a programme of bereavement awareness training for professionals who work with bereaved families, as well as train-the-trainer sessions to support the implementation of each course. Read more

Battle of the Bakes with Mary Berry 2021 Q&A

Read the Q&As for the Battle of the Bakes with Mary Berry. Read more

Battle of the Bakes

We’ve sieved through the entries and have chosen our Top 10. Vote for your favourite by Sunday 9 May. Read more

Quiz Night at Home

Join us for a quiz night at home for what will be a jam-packed 90 minutes of virtual quizzing fun with Dom Joly. Read more

Quiz Night at Home FAQs

Please see the FAQs for the Quiz Night at Home Read more

Quiz Night at Home - Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Please see the terms & conditions for the prize draw for the Quiz Night at Home. Read more

For doctors: Managing your wellbeing

Healthcare professionals face significant pressures on a daily basis, but these have been overlaid with additional challenges due to Covid-19.  The pandemic has meant that doctors have been immersed in suffering, loss and grief on an unprecedented scale, whilst working under extreme pressures. Read more

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Support our work in other ways

Find out how else you can support Child Bereavement UK's work. Read more

Easy Read guides for adults

Our Easy Read guides on bereavement and funerals present written information for people with difficulty reading, using Photosymbols® pictures alongside simple text to make the meaning easier to understand. Read more

What are bereavement and grief?

When a person is bereaved it means a loved one, or someone important to them, has died. Grieving is feelings lots of different emotions about the death. Read more

Training for doctors

Doctors face a number of stresses in their work which can affect their mental health. In recognition of the need to promote resilience and wellbeing among doctors, Child Bereavement UK has partnered with the BMA to develop and deliver a series of monthly webinars. Read more

Bereavement awareness training for teachers and education professionals in Greater Manchester

Child Bereavement UK is currently funded to offer free bereavement awareness training webinars for teachers and other education professionals in Greater Manchester. Read more

Coronavirus resources for young people

Coronavirus is dominating the news at the moment and you may be worried or upset about it. Here is some information and a short film about what might help you, that Child Bereavement UK provided for BBC Bitesize and BBC Newsround. Read more

Returning to school - A different normal

How schools and other education settings can support pupils and staff. Read more

Inspiration from our fundraisers

Read our fundraisers' stories and find inspiration for how you can get involved in supporting our work. Read more

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Post 18 Education: Bereavement Awareness Session - follow-up resources

Further reading to empower you to feel confident to be able to offer pupils the support they may need and to develop a bereavement-aware culture within your settings, acknowledging the enduring nature of loss and helping pupils to manage their grief and develop resilience for the future. Read more

Bereavement awareness training - follow-up resources

A list of free resources available to download on bereavement and grief. Read more

Bereavement Awareness for School Staff: Post-webinar resources

Our aim is to empower you to feel confident to be able to offer pupils the support they may need and to develop a bereavement-aware culture within your settings, acknowledging the enduring nature of loss and helping pupils to manage their grief and develop resilience for the future. Read more

Bereavement Awareness for Nurseries and Early Years: Post-webinar resources

Our aim is to empower you to feel confident to be able to offer pupils the support they may need and to develop a bereavement-aware culture within your settings, acknowledging the enduring nature of loss and helping pupils to manage their grief and develop resilience for the future. Read more

Bereavement Awareness Training for schools - follow-up resources

Further reading to empower you to feel confident to be able to offer pupils the support they may need and to develop a bereavement-aware culture within your settings, acknowledging the enduring nature of loss and helping pupils to manage their grief and develop resilience for the future. Read more

Bereavement in the School Community: Post-webinar resources

Our aim is to empower you to feel confident to be able to offer pupils the support they may need and to develop a bereavement-aware culture within your settings, acknowledging the enduring nature of loss and helping pupils to manage their grief and develop resilience for the future. Read more

When your baby dies - a particular kind of grief

When a baby dies, the parents we support at Child Bereavement UK speak of a grief that has no comparison, a particular kind of grief. The new life they created was unique to them, as is their grief, and therefore no one else can feel what they feel. Families talk about the utter devastation, and a sense of loneliness and isolation, caused both by the loss and the fact that it is often not understood by others. Read more

When you can't visit someone who is ill

Not being able to visit someone who is ill may add greatly to your anxiety about them. You may also be supporting children, who look to you for security and guidance. Here are some ideas which may help... Read more

When someone may have died by suicide

This information aims to give guidance when someone may have died by suicide. It covers what might happen in the first few days, how you might feel at the time and in future, ideas for what to tell people, and what might help to support you. Read more

When bereavement enters the workplace

Bereavement is one of the most common factors affecting employees’ performance at work, with an estimated 1 in 10 employees affected at any point in time, and it has been identified as a major life event that can cause or exacerbate mental health conditions, yet research has shown that bereaved people are being failed by a lack of support in the workplace. Read more

When a grandparent dies - the impact on children and young people

The death of a grandparent is often a child or young person’s first encounter with the death of someone important. Parents have a great deal to manage when their own parent or carer dies. There is the grief associated with their own loss, but also the reactions and responses of their children to the death of a grandparent. Read more

What helps grieving children and young people

Every child is unique and will cope with the death of someone important in their own way. There is no magic formula, but we hope that this information will help . Read more

Viewing a body with a child

Viewing a dead body may feel like a very grown-up thing for a child to do and many adults will understandably have reservations. Provided they are given a choice and are well prepared, bereaved children tell us that seeing the body is something that they do not regret doing. Read more

The death of a grandchild

Grieving is never easy, however, there is something about the death of a child that is particularly hard to bear. When that child is your grandchild, dealing with your own grief, while having to witness the grief of your son or daughter, can feel like a double loss. Read more

Supporting children through difficult times

It is normal for children to feel unsettled when something scary is happening or has happened, and many will be upset, sad or fearful at times. Read more

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Royal Life Saving Society UK Partnership

Child Bereavement UK has joined forces with the UK’s drowning prevention charity, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), to address the devastating impact drowning has on families and communities. Read more

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Supporting children and young people bereaved by suicide

This information covers ideas for what to tell children and young people, how they might feel and respond, and what might help to support them. Read more

Supporting children and young people bereaved by murder or manslaughter

Information and guidance to help you support children and young people bereaved in this way, including messages from some young people who have had this experience. Read more

Supporting children and young people after a frightening event

Most children will, at some point during their childhood, experience or hear about a frightening event. Adults can feel unsure as to what information they should give to children. Read more