ACTIVITY SHEETS FOR CHILDREN:
These might be useful to explain a bit about what Edward’s Trust does.
Online Training & Resources
TRAINING & RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS
In partnership with other local charities and organisations we have collated a list of bereavement training dates. These are mostly online but run by local bereavement experts and more local support may be possible. Date and details can be found here
Free PSHE Lessons: https://www.winstonswish.org/pshe-lessons/
Resource: ‘Thunks’ cards
Child Bereavement UK: www.childbereavementuk.org/webinars
Supporting a Bereaved Child: www.childbereavementuk.org/online-learning-for-schools
Resource: Activities for bereaved young people (a resource book)
Grief Encounter: www.griefencounter.org.uk/professionals-schools/
Here is a video of some of young people talking about how a School can best support bereaved young people.
Here is a podcast by Beacon School from our Clinical Lead, Justine Wilson, talking about how to support children through grief and bereavement in Schools
COVID 19 SPECIFIC RESOURCES
Child Bereavement UK: www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-children
Children’s Society: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/coronavirus-information-and-support
Single Access Bereavement Support number 0121 687 8010
Child Bereavement UK Helpline: 0800 02 888 40
Cruse Bereavement Care: For Birmingham and Solihull: 0121 687 8010
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tues and Thursday: 9.00 am – 8.00pm
Free National Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)
Grief Encounter: 0808 802 0111
Good Grief Trust: COVID19 free helpline: 0800 2600 400 (8am – 8pm)
Winston’s Wish: Freephone: 08088 020021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
St Mary’s Hospice Bereavement support: Beth Hopkins, Bereavement Counsellor: 07966 165287 (open to anyone bereaved) or Maureen Smith: 07966 185811 (if a loved one a patient of the Hospice)
NHS Bereavement Helpline: 0800 2600 400
Samaritans – 116 123
Live Chat & Email Support
At A Loss Grief Chat: www.ataloss.org/griefchat 9am-9pm Monday to Friday
Child Bereavement UK: www.childbereavementuk.org 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Winston’s Wish: www.winstonswish.org/online-chat Weds & Fri 12pm-4pm
Kooth: www.kooth.com/incrisis (12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends)
Other General Bereavement Charities
Beyond the Horizon
Beauchamp Road, Birmingham, B13 0NS
Tel: 0121 444 5454 During Covid19 Lockdown: 07906621345
Supports children, young people and families from the Birmingham area who have been affected by loss, bereavement, divorce or separation
Cruse Bereavement Care
Free Helpline: 08088081677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)
Self referrals (currently for telephone support) – 0121 687 8010
General Enquiries – 0121 687 8010
Cruse is a National organisation with local branches including Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall & Wolverhampton.
St Mary’s Hospice Bereavement service
Beth Hopkins, Bereavement Counsellor: 07966 165287 (open to anyone bereaved or for support and advice)
Marie Curie Hospice
Phone self referrals: 0121 6878010
Solihull Bereavement Service
Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JL
Tel: 0121 424 5103
Provides confidential counselling by volunteers for people affected by bereavement
Walsall Bereavement Support Service
3, Bradford Street, Walsall, WS1 1PL
Tel: 01922 724841 Adult Bereavement Support Service
Tel: 01922 645035 Children’s/Young People’s bereavement service
Malachi Specialist Family Support Services CIC
Billesley Ark 725 Yardley Wood Road Billesley Birmingham B13 0PT
Tel: 0121 441 4556
Malachi are a not for profit, therapeutic family support organisation founded in 1991, working across the Midlands and Staffordshire. We support parents/carers, young people and professionals through a range of counselling based therapeutic interventions to create lasting change
Provides free support for bereaved children, young people and their families in the Walsall area. Also offers support to adults who are bereaved by suicide
The Dove Service
Tel: 01782 683155
Grief support charity covering Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire providing support to children, young people and adults. Can also offer paid (£30 ph) counselling for anyone bereaved in England in Wales during Covid-19.
The Laura Centre
The Laura Centre, 4-6 Tower Street, Leicester. LE1 6WS
Tel for Referrals: 0116 254 4341
Advice line: 0116 2182140
Support for bereaved parents and children in Leicestershire and Coventry
Child Bereavement UK
Live Chat via website
Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care
Free Helpline: 08088081677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)
Cruse supports bereaved people Nationally with a local branch in the Birmingham area.
Web Chat www.griefencounter.org.uk
Support for bereaved children and their families. Also supporting frontline staff at present
Good Grief Trust
Pop-up Grief Cafes currently online via Zoom
Information & Signposting for any type of bereavement.
At A Loss
Resources & signposting
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Helpline: 08088020021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Online chat www.winstonswish.org/online-chat (Weds and Fri from 12 – 4pm)
Winston’s Wish Crisis Messenger: Text WW to 85258 (24/7)
Support for bereaved children and young people following death of parent or sibling
Help to Make Sense (part of Winston’s Wish)
Films and articles for bereaved young people
Hope Again (part of Cruse Bereavement)
Helpline: 0808 8081677
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care.; with information, videos, vlogs from other young people about how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
For when a parent has cancer
Specific Bereavement Charities & Resources
The Lullaby Trust
A listening service for anyone affected by the sudden death of a baby or young child plus information & befriending service. Raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Sands Bereavement Support App – Download from App Store or GooglePlay
Local Support Groups and Online community for anyone who is affected by the death of a baby including health workers.
The Lily Mae Foundation
The Lily Mae Foundation provide a support network to bereaved parents following the loss of a baby, training and support for midwives and other health and social care professionals, and research into what can be done to help prevent the loss of a baby in the future. We help you cope with bereavement by using our own experiences and by connecting you with all the support you need, at the time and place that is right for you.
The Child Death Helpline – SUSPENDED due to Covid19
Free phone on landlines:0800 282 986
Free phone on mobiles: 0808 282 986
Offers a free phone service for anyone who is affected by the death of a child.
Offers support to parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child.
Helpline: 01924 200 799
Information and range of support services including Livechat, online support & local support groups (currently suspended) for those affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.
MURDER & MANSLAUGHTER
SAMM – Support after Murder and Manslaughter
Helpline: 0121 472 2912 (May need to leave a message) Helpline SUSPENDED due to Covid19.
SAMM is a national UK Charity supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter.
Tel: 07947 684 605
A coalition of families who have been bereaved through homicide providing support & raising awareness.
Assist Trauma Care
Specialist Third Sector (Not-for-Profit) Organisation offering therapeutic help to adults and children, individuals and families, affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences. Based in Rugby but can provide outreach. Paid for service.
ROAD TRAFFIC DEATHS
Sibling Grief Club
The purpose of Sibling Grief Club is to connect bereaved adult siblings with the sole intention of lending comfort and support to one another so that we learn to live again within the broken circle that is now our family.
There is not a lot out there on Sibling bereavement. We recommend checking this out. It features resources, a spotify playlist, a podcast, book recommendations and more.
A website to help you cope with death of a brother or sister. Resources and useful links.
SUICIDE - Prevention
text CAM to 85258
Local Tel: 0121 437 0411
Focus on prevention of suicide in young people under age of 35 but some advice on bereavement following a suicide.
24 hr helpline: 116 123
Write: Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKPO, Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Suicide prevention charity – but also provides support via phone, email, letter for anyone who feels lonely & wants a non-judgemental listening ear.
Give us a Shout/Crisis Text Line
Text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer.
Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.
SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT - Support
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Helpline: 030011150657 days per week during Covid19
All local support groups suspended during Covid19
Helpline offers support by volunteers, many of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves. Over 18s only
Support After Suicide
Podcast from young people affected by suicide of friend: https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/story/rob-cam-and-ted/
Facing the Future
Tel: 0208 939 9560
Joint work with Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care. POSTPONED
due to Covid19. Opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide. Groups run once a week over six consecutive weeks, with each session lasting for 90 minutes.
NHS Help is at Hand
Good Grief Festival Webinar: https://goodgrieffest.com/events/suicide/
Online Chat: www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support
Offer practical information and emotional support.
Ruth Strauss Foundation
The Ruth Stauss Foundation was set up by her husband Sir Andrew Strauss (former England cricket captain) in 2018 after he lost his wife to incurable lung cancer that effects non smokers. It includes some great resources to support pre-bereavement
Advice & guidance for young people who have a parent with cancer. There is a forum but no direct helpline.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH S.E.N
Bereavement & Autism – A guide to supporting children through death, loss and grief – Birmingham City Council, Educational Psychology Services
Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN
Newman Health and Wellbeing
Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 2NT
Tel: 0121 483 2205
Wellbeing plus counselling services
Tel: 03003047000 OR 07984967708
SANE provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers
Helpline: 03444775774 OR Textline: 07537416905
Information & support for wide range of anxiety conditions including anxieties around Covid-19
Rethink Mental Illness
Advice Service: 0300 5000 927
(24 hour helpline – free to call)
WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Forward Thinking Birmingham:
Portal for referrals: https://ftbsecure.simplifyhealth.co.uk
Tel: 0300 300 0099
Urgent Care CAMHS – 0121 333 6915
Mental Health Partnership for Birmingham for 0-25 yr olds
Full list of services: www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/services/47-service-directory
Online counselling service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham.
12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year.
The Elms, Slade Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2UR
Tel: 01384 324689
Provides a service to children and young people up to the age of 16 years old who have a Dudley GP. Referrals can be made by GP, Paediatrician and social care.
48 Lodge Rd, West Bromwich, B70 8NY
Tel: 0121 612 6620
Crisis Team: 0121 612 6620 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or
via team mobile on 07816075218 5pm – 8pm and at weekends.
Support young people aged between 5-18 years of age with a GP registered in the Sandwell area
Freshfields Clinic :Downing Close, Knowle, B93 0AQ
Tel: 0121 301 2730
Bishop Wilson Clinic: Craig Croft, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7TR
Tel: 0121 301 2750
Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for
children and young people up to 19 – accept self referrals.
Canalside, Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3AZ
Tel: 01922 607400
Any young person up to the age of 17yrs living in Walsall can access Walsall CAMHS. Referrals from GP, Pediatrician or Social worker
Gem Centre, Nechells Lane, Wolverhampton WV11 3PG
Tel: 01902 444021
Crisis Team: 01902 444021 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or via the team mobile on 07900 226 390, 5pm – 8pm and weekends.
Supports young people up until age of 18 in Wolverhampton area.
PODCASTS on death, dying and grief
Grief Kind – Sue Ryder – hosted by author, journalist and ambassador, Clover Stoud. The three-part series will hear host Clover and celebrity guests sharing their first-hand experience of bereavement and how those close to them helped them during the toughest times of their lives.
GriefCast with Cariad Lloyd – Griefcast is a podcast that examines the human experience of grief and death – but with comedians, so it’s cheerier than it sounds.