21 Aug Bereavement Resources
Losing a loved one is an emotional journey that often leaves us feeling lost. We are hoping the below resources provide our community with the tools needed to help navigate this difficult journey.
This is not an exhaustive list and we are happy to help if you cannot find what you need here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need assistance finding additional support.
- The Epilepsy Foundation has resources surrounding Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
- Compassionate Friends provides families with grief resource materials upon request. A couple helpful resources specifically are Understanding Grief and To the Newly Bereaved.
- Child Bereavement UK provides support & guidance, video resources, training courses, and more to help navigate the bereavement journey.
- David Kessler developed a free online Course for Bereaved Parents that was designed to support and guide parents through the process of remembering with more love than pain after the death of a child.
United States Resources
- The Dougy Center in Portland, OR, has a wide range of free resources for young children, teens, families, caregivers, and the broader community. You may find it helpful to use their program finder to find a support center near you. You can also visit their store that contains resources in both English and Spanish for purchase.
- National Alliance for Children’s Grief has a grief support library with support toolkits and talking point suggestions on talking about death to children. They also provide a support map to find local support groups near you.
- Bereaved Families of Ontario offers resources and support groups.
- Canadian Virtual Hospice offers grief and bereavement services.
- Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has a palliative care program and has compiled a list of additional support services/groups.
- Kids Grief provides resources that help equip parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve in healthy way.