Supporting children and young people who have been bereaved by suicide
The below resources are available for supporting children and young people who have been bereaved by a suicide and responding to a suicide with skill and confidence.
Guides for professionals and parent/carers
Written by Churchill Fellow Anna Wardley, who specialises in improving the support for children and young people after suicide bereavement.
- Supporting children and young people when someone dies by suicide
Guidance for professionals working with children and young people after the suicide of a parent/guardian, sibling or other significant person.
- Supporting your child after someone dies by suicide
Advice for parents and carers after the suicide of a parent/guardian, sibling, or other significant person.
Suicide prevention and postvention protocol for Portsmouth schools and colleges
Support for the school or college community in the case of a death by (suspected) suicide or an attempted suicide. Postvention support information and guidance for children and young people.
Read and download the full guidance here.
Suicide bereavement support service
Listening Ear offers a specialist counselling service for children and young people bereaved by suicide. Any parent, guardian or professional can make a referral by visiting the Listening Ear website.