Research reports

This research was commissioned by Child Bereavement UK (CBUK) and funded by the True Colours Trust and carried out by External Research Consultant Joy O’Neill, and Dr. Katie Koehler and Dr. Ann Rowland from Child Bereavement UK. Read more

Supporting a bereaved pupil

This comprehensive, free-to-access resource , Supporting a bereaved pupil has been developed by Child Bereavement UK in collaboration with the London Grid for Learning. Read more

What we provide for the education sector

Education providers have an opportunity to support children and young people in their grief; however, many teachers and education professionals are unsure of how to do that. Child Bereavement UK’s mission is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality child bereavement support and information for families and professionals. Read more

How we grieve and what may help

Understanding how you and others around you are grieving may help in finding ways to manage grief alongside managing daily life. Read more

Watch our short guidance films

A series of short guidance films from Child Bereavement UK Read more

Celebrating 25 years

Our Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, speaking at our special anniversary gala at Kensington Palace. Read more

People's One More Minutes

Please share your #OneMoreMinute. It could be a video of yourself, a picture of the person you are remembering, or just a few words - everyone's experience of grief is unique to them. Please join the conversation and together let's get more people talking about bereavement. Read more

Resources for bereavement by sudden death

A list of books and resources for children and families affected by a sudden or unexpected death, including accidents, suicide and homicide. Read more

Charity Film of the Year

#OneMoreMinute scoops grand prix trophy at Charity Film Awards out of 400 good causes that entered the competition. Read more

Further/Higher Education

Information for tutors, lecturers and those working in student welfare at higher education institutes, further education colleges and university. How to support bereaved students. Read more

Resources for children and young people

This list includes books and resources for bereaved children and young people, including those with special educational or additional needs. Read more

Resources for adults supporting bereaved children and young people

A list of books and resources for adults supporting bereaved children and families, including those with special educational and additional needs. Read more

Milton Keynes young people's pottery project

Over the last few weeks we were given the opportunity to create and decorate pottery of our own, for a young people's group project. The session before we started making them, we planned how they were going to look and drew a picture to represent it. I chose to do a rainbow candle holder because I believe that rainbows bring light to the world. Read more

Book a course

Training delivered by skilled facilitators, combining subject knowledge with extensive experience of working in their particular field of bereavement. Read more

Megan’s story

I lost my best friend 2 years ago, when I was at the age of 20, from a fatal heart attack, which I witnessed along with my best friend’s Mum, near her home in her Mums car on the way to the cinema to see ‘Sex and the City 2’. We had known each other for years and were more like twins than just best friends. We would do everything together. The day that I lost my friend, my life changed forever. Read more

Lydia’s story

Coming to university was something I knew I would do from a fairly young age; but I had no idea that I’d be making the journey without my mum. She died when I was 16, and she never saw me pass my GCSEs, A levels or my Art Foundation course. She wasn’t there when I checked UCAS to find I had been accepted to study a degree in Fine Art at the college of my choice, something she knew I had wanted to do for a long time. Not having my mum around has been hardest at these important moments in my life Read more

Kayleigh’s story

Kayleigh's Mum died of cancer when she was 14. She talks about her experience and what has helped her. I remember the day that she told us that her cancer wasn’t going to go away. My brother and I just sat there not knowing what to say it came as a shock; we thought she was getting better. My brother was asking all sorts of questions about other treatments which could cure her, while I started crying not knowing what to say. Read more

Joseph’s story

My Dad died when I was 5 years old, in a mountaineering accident. It was in the summer holidays. I was at a summer holiday club, when one of the leaders told me that my Mum was in the office. I walked in and my Mum was flooding with tears. The first thing I thought was what’s happened, not really thinking what it could be. When my Mum told me, it didn’t hit home what had really happened. I can remember it clearly even now. Read more

Resources when someone is not expected to live

A list of books and resources for children and adults when someone is seriously ill or not expected to live. Read more

When someone is not expected to live

Josephine was 12 years old when her dad died of cancer. Together with mum Kathryn, they share with us their experience. Read more

Alex’s Story

My Dad died when I was 11. He died of a heart attack so it was unexpected and sudden. As my parents had divorced when I was 3, this meant that I didn't really get to see my Dad, apart from some weekends. It also meant that as my parents hadn't been on good terms, my mum didn't feel like she could help my brother and I properly because she wasn't going through the same grief. Read more

Eleanor’s story

Losing my dad is beyond doubt the worst thing that has ever happened to me. It was a complete shock, as he was fit and well and training for the iron man triathlon. He was more of a best friend than a dad. He was so much fun to be around, and knew everything about anything. I spent a lot of time with my dad, even though my parents were separated and had been since I was 5 years old. He always treated me like an adult and always respected my opinion. Read more

'Let's talk about suicide' by Isabelle

Isabelle is a 9-year-old school girl. This article was shortlisted for the age 8-9 category of the Learn2Think young journalist competition. 6,188 suicides were registered in the UK in 2017 (Samaritans, 2017) and 1 in 20 children will have experienced bereavement of a parent by the age of 16 (Parsons, 2011). Despite this, 6% of adults in Britain think that you shouldn’t talk to children about death (YouGov survey by Child Bereavement UK, 2016). Read more

Leave a gift in your Will

By leaving a legacy to Child Bereavements UK, you will be ensuring that future generations have somewhere to turn to when a child dies or when a child grieves. Read more