Young people talk about significant deaths in their family and the support they got from Edward’s Trust.
The Sambrooke family talk about how the charity Edward’s Trust has helped them since their son Ben died from a brain tumour.
The Blakemore family talk about coping with the death of their son/brother and the support they received from Edward’s Trust.
To anyone grieving – Young Minds
The following films are personal stories about the loss of a sibling
The following films are personal stories about the loss of a parent
Edward’s Trust community of young people
Here at Edward’s Trust we are a community. After you have finished with your counselling support you can stay in touch by coming to socials events, getting involved in fundraisers and remaining part of our community.
We run social events for young people who are in our Edward’s Trust community on a regular basis from boxercise to biking to baking…. Sometimes being a bereaved young person can feel a lonely place, so we provide a space (& some fun) to be with people of a similar age who have been through similar experiences.
Once the pandemic is over we look forward to resuming real life social activities.
We also have a group called, ‘Young Ambassadors.’
We want young people to have a say in how we support other young people, so this group of young people get together 4 times a year to share their ideas about resources, planning socials or remembrance events, doing fundraisers. We’ve just finished making a film together about the work of Edward’s Trust.
You might also be interested in these groups who meet in Brum
Resources about Grief
What is grief & how do I cope with it?
Support from other bereaved young people
Here are some great websites about grief that we hope you will find informative and useful
When you are bereaved it is important to look after yourself. Here are some great websites about health & wellbeing that we hope you will find helpful
Podcasts, Blogs & Documentaries
If podcasts & blogs are your thing, then here are some you might find interesting
Winston’s Wish: My brother Simon
Cruse: Talking to people who have experienced a bereavement and asking them about their own personal grief journey.
BLOG Young Minds: Coping with the death of my best friend
Griefcast: Funny People Talking About Death
Winston’s Wish: The impact of losing a sibling
Winston’s Wish: Going back to School
Grief is my Superpower: A number of different Podcasts
If documentaries are your thing, then check these out!
In May 2017, the musician and presenter George Shelley tragically lost his sister in a sudden accident. Harriet Shelley was 21 and her brother’s closest confidante. In his first documentary, George courageously opens up about his struggles with grief. (BBC 3, Sept 2018)
Suicide rates in British universities have reached an unprecedented high – nearly doubling in the last 10 years.
This documentary uses the testimony of loved ones to piece together the last days and hours of three students who took their own lives under the pressures of the academic, financial and social expectations of university. (BBC i-Player, Nov 2017)
Grief is something that nearly all of us will experience but it’s something that most of us find difficult to talk about. This week on Like Minds, we find out what grief is, that it’s very individual for all of us and why you don’t have to “get over” it. (BBC Stories, ‘Like Minds’ Ep.12)
APART OF ME: A world built to help you through your darkest moments
When someone you love dies, it can feel like everything has turned upside down. But you’re not alone. Apart of Me is a beautiful world, built to guide you through your darkest moments, where…
- You can feel safe and rediscover a sense of calm
- You can hear the stories of people like you who have had similar experiences, so you know you aren’t alone
- You can learn to accept your feelings, however intense or uncomfortable they are
- You take on real-world quests to discover the strength and wisdom deep inside you.
JOURNEY: Play with others to explore ancient and mysterious lands
The aim of Journey was to create an experience where players could have a deep emotional connection with other players. Rather than competing, players can guide and help each other to succeed. Explore the ancient and mysterious desert world as you soar above ruins and glide across sands and connect with others along the way. Many people have said that playing Journey has helped them cope with the death of a loved one – providing a place to escape and connect with others.