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Bereavement Support

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted - Matthew 5:4

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you’re young, bereavement can be even more difficult. 

Nothing in life can prepare us for the death of a loved one. Whether death results from a sudden accident or a sustained illness, it always catches us off-guard. With every death, there is a loss. And with every loss, there will be grief.

Please find some links and resources below to support children and families.  As always, please contact the school if there is anything we can do to help.

Winston’s Wish:

Winston’s Wish is a charity that helps children, teenagers and young adults (up to the age of 25) find their feet when their worlds are turned upside down by grief.

Winston’s Wish Thunksfor discussion.


Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Support. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.


Young Minds:

When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope with bereavement, we can help you find support.


Child Bereavement UK - Supporting a child with SEND

Neurodiversity: “Whatever they feel is OK but we need to help them understand that other people might feel very differently.”


Practical and emotion wellbeing support following bereavement

How to create a memory box for a loved one

Suggested book list for children following bereavement

We have a collection of children’s books which address bereavement, loss and sadness thanks to a donation from St Mary’s Church.  These books are available from the school office for anyone to borrow.

Further avenues for support:

Cruse Bereavement Care - East Sussex

St Michael’s Bereavement Service


Please visit our wellbeing page.

Dear God, I humbly come before You with a heavy heart. I pray that as I go through this season of sorrow, You would show me Your love and grace. Help me to find peace in Your presence. Wipe my tears, Lord, and carry me through this season of mourning and deep sadness. As I lift my worries to You, I humbly ask that You lift up my heart from this grief that overwhelms me. May Your presence bring me joy and comfort as I embark on this journey of healing with You. In Your holy name, I pray. Amen.