Loss is a common occurrence which affects individuals in very different ways. Loss is most often considered to be a negative or painful process and one which requires time, space and the support of others to aid recovery. This is especially true for loss suffered through death. Regardless of age, the experience of bereavement is significant and can be life changing.
The following leaflets are designed to support children and families facing loss, grief and bereavement. Further advice and resources are available from staff.
Through our Fun Friends programme we encourage children to articulate their emotions. We provide the vocabulary to talk about how they feel and we provide strategies to manage emotions such as Red and Green Thoughts (turn negative red thoughts into positive green thoughts) and Milkshake Breathing (pretend to blow out through a straw to blow out your negative feelings). Children can recognise their emotions by thinking about how these emotions look and feel.