Resources: Online Childhood Bereavement Information

Ireland Based Resources

Anam Cara

Rainbows, Jigsaw,  First Light, A Little Lifetime Foundation, An Feileacan

UK Based Resources

Childhood Bereavement Network UK

Tips from bereaved pupils about how teachers can help. Also discusses the policy context for addressing bereavement in schools.

Child Bereavement UK

Video ‘What Teachers need to know from bereaved students.’

Department of Education and Skills

DES guidelines to help schools respond to critical incidents, including bereavement,  in the school setting.

Elephants Tea Party

Enables teachers to introduce the concept of death to young people, with downloadable activity packs to follow.

Grief Encounter

Links to resources for schools and outlines a basic bereavement strategy.

Office of Minisiter for Children and Youth Affairs

Online resources from the Office of the Minister for Youth Affairs, listing research and information on children. Contains links to research publications, databases and key policy documents.


Information pack on supporting bereaved pupils in school, and on supporting bereaved pupils with special needs in school.

The Guardian Teacher’s Network 

A selection of resources compiled by the Guardian newspaper about bereavement in the classroom.

Winston’s Wish

UK-based charity with a range of information and packs to download to help schools to support a child who is bereaved.