City of York Council is helping to raise the importance of talking about dying and bereavement as part of national Dying Matters Week (11-17 May) with online resources for children and young people.
The authority has shared two resources for parents/carers on its website to help children and young people cope with grief.
When someone dies is a short booklet written for children and there is an accompanying guide to help parents and carers support their child or children through the grieving process. Both have been written by the council’s Educational Psychologists.
Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, City of York Council’s Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, explained:
Dying and bereavement are such sensitive issues and ones which many people can be afraid to talk about.
"We all need to help each other with planning, coping, grieving and remembering, particularly so during the current Coronavirus pandemic. We hope that making such important resources available for children, young people, their parents and carers on our website will help provide some guidance and support during their grief.”
New online resources include:
More information about the Dying Matters campaign.