Supporting Bereavment for You and Your Child

The term ‘bereavement’ refers to the process of grieving and mourning and is associated with a deep sense of loss and sadness. It is a natural process; however, its effects can be overwhelming.

Please do let the school know if your family has suffered a bereavement. We have a range of resources and support that we can offer, below is a list of just a few of the resources that we use.

Winston Wish –

Winston Wish has a range of resources to help support children and young people bereaved of a loved one.

West Sussex County Council Bereavement Support Page – Highly Recommended

Novio Support Bereavement Links


Books to Help with Bereavement

You may view St. Anthony’s School Bereavement Policy Here

The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup. A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies.

Muddles Puddles and Sunshine by Diana Crossley
An activity book offering practical and sensitive support for bereaved younger children.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school, either your class teacher, the Pastoral Manager or the school office, if you would like to discuss further.