Nurturing and Supporting Mental Wellbeing

For Children

The first part of this booklet is for children or young people with additional support needs.  The second part of the booklet is for those supporting the child or young person.

It covers:

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  • What is grief?
  • What is a major loss?
  • Cycle of life
  • Why do people die?
  • When people are alive…
  • When people are dead…
  • A Funeral 10 When someone dies…
  • Changes in thinking
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Changes in our bodies
  • Normal feelings 16 It’s OK…
  • Special days
  • What helps
  • Other ideas that may help
  • Keeping reminders





This booklet was developed by Down’s Syndrome Scotland to support young people and adults with additional support needs who have experienced a bereavement.

Use visuals and social stories to help children and young people understand what is happening

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