guidance & Resources
'The Silver Linings Programme is an outlet for children in the form of a peer support Crisis response model based on six sessions in which participants share their personal stories, express their feelings, and reconcile the crisis event using their coping skills and move on to the future - knowing that they will be
supported by people who care for them.'
The Resource Centre is currently closed. However, the resources listed below have been made accessible to support schools during this time. The resources are taken from When Somebody Dies (half-day training course) and are available on their website here. The full resource pack including CDRom comes with the training which we will continue to facilitate when we are able to.
Breaking Sad News, Sample Memos and Letters and School Website Notices, Sample School Bereavement Policy and Procedures, Attitudes to Death, Memorials and Funeral Services, Draft Leaflet for Parent and Carers, Children with Special Educational Needs, Reactions to Grief: The Grieving Process, Children’s Reactions to Death
Child Bereavement UK
Managing Bereavement: A guide for schools
This resource contains useful advice and guidance to schools which will help you to reflect upon the necessary elements of a policy as well as in the process of constructing a policy.
Sudden Bereavement Flowchart
Produced by the Diocese of Southwark this document can be downloaded here.
Scripture Quotations and Readings
Readings for the Commemoration of all the faithful departed (Holy Souls 2 November):
Psalm 26:1, 4, 7-9, 13-14 The Lord is my light and my help
Gospel: Year A: Matthew 11:25-30, Year B: Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6, Year C: Luke 7:11-17
See also Appendix 1 of English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy Bereavement Policy
Prayers for those who have died
The Art of Dying Well
The Liturgy Office
See Appendix 2 English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy Bereavement Policy
When Somebody Dies
A Strategy for Schools: Positive Responses to Death p 6-7 (Winston's Wish)
We would like to thank the following schools for allowing us to share their Bereavement Policies.
Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School, Bilston
English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy, Oakham