A film resource to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved children.
This 40 minute film, made with the help of Jigsaw4u, features a group of children from a range of backgrounds aged 6-12 who have been bereaved of a parent. The group discusses the impact of bereavement on their lives, the support they received from family, friends, hospitals, bereavement service providers and schools.
By giving a voice to these bereaved children and young people and enabling them to describe their varied experiences, this video hopes to raise awareness of their needs and encourage discussion of how appropriate support might be offered in a range of different settings and circumstances. The film is divided into different sections and can be used as a resource to offer information and support, facilitate training and discussion or develop the understanding of children and young people through the PSHE curriculum in schools. It is accompanied by a leaflet.