Video: How to support pupils with bereavement

How does our understanding of death change as we grow up? How might bereaved pupils express their grief? What practical support can school staff provide?


Tracey Boseley is National Development Lead for the Education Sector at Child Bereavement UK. Tracey’s links with the education sector began early in her career as she developed an...

In this video, recorded at the Independent Schools' Wellbeing conference, Tracey Boseley of Child Bereavement UK shares how schools can provide practical support to pupils who have experienced bereavement, including suicide. Her workshop includes:

  • children’s understanding of death
  • theories of grief and grieving behaviour
  • language use around suicide
  • what bereaved pupils want from school
  • sources of support and information.

For further resources, including a bereavement policy framework, see this list of useful links.

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Last Updated Date: 
01 Jun 2021