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Talking to children who are bereaved

Talking to children when they are about to be bereaved or have just experienced a death may feel daunting. Knowing how children of different ages may react can help. As a health or social care professional, there are many ways one can help families, friends, schools and communities do and say things before and after someone dies that can help children to cope with their loss.

This NHS Education for Scotland video aims to enable professionals to facilitate such discussions through an enhanced understanding from the perspective of children who have been bereaved. For more information on this video and other resources please visit

The Invisible Suitcase | Child Bereavement UK

A short animated film to help children, young people and adults understand grief and how to manage it.

Preparing a child for loss