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Coronavirus and Bereavement

Grieving and isolation  We all grieve differently and everyone’s experience of loss is different. Whether it is expected, or comes as a complete shock, bereavement is painful and traumatic. Losing somebody whether they are a colleague, friend or loved one is arguably one of the most difficult things for anyone to go through and cope with. 

Some already have and more children are likely to experience bereavement through the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The document below, by Cheshire East, aims to offer support to parents and carers on how best to support children and young people who have experienced loss during this uncertain time.  

Please use the resource attached to support yourself and your family through a bereavement; this document has been written by the Cheshire East Critical Incident Team to support.  Ivy Bank will continue to support you all too.

There is Let’s talk about…when someone is ill or dies from coronavirus - which has images and suggested questions to prompt discussion about the impact of coronavirus on people's lives, and especially the impact of people dying from coronavirus.

Aimed at family, you may wish to look at the resource When Someone Dies from Coronavirus - this is an illustrated resource on how to respond when somebody dies from coronavirus and coping with grief and bereavement, aimed at family and carers.

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