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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Bereavement and loss



Managing conversations about death

This document created by the Principle educational psychologist for West Sussex provides effective guidance to school staff and families on managing difficult conversations regarding death. It was written for the death of Queen Elizabeth II; however the principles may be applied to this difficult and challenging area more widely.

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Winston's Wish
Supporting grieving children and families

Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity. We have been supporting bereaved children and young people since 1992 and we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK. Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. Our expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support and we also provide online resources, specialist publications and training for professionals,


Winston's Wish

Child Bereavement UK support services

We are currently offering one-to-one booked telephone support as well as some groups by Zoom. Please contact us to find out more about the support that's right for you and your family.

Our Helpline is operating as normal, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (except Bank Holidays).

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40, Live Chat via our website, and email

Child Bereavement Support
NHS Bereavement Support and Advice


NHS Bereavement Support

Young Minds

Supporting Your Child with Grief and Loss

Information, advice and tips for where you can find support if your child has experienced a bereavement or loss.

Young Minds Support

Partnership for Children

Coping with the death of a loved one.


Coping with loss