Bereavement training video

An introduction to childhood bereavement and how families and professionals can support grieving children and young people.

Bereavement training video

Supporting bereaved children and young people during COVID-19

It is more important than ever for children, young people and families to have bereavement support when they need it. So, we have developed this free online training video to help you to support children and young people during COVID-19.

This video will help you to understand how a child or young person might react when someone in the family is seriously ill – from any condition, not just COVID-19. It will also guide you on how you can support them before and after a death and how the current coronavirus pandemic and lockdown situation can impact on grief.

This is not a replacement for our face-to-face training, just a resource to help families and professionals during this difficult time. We hope to have our full training events up and running later in the year and if this training video has helped you, you might like to look at our other training and book on a course at a later date.

Activities for bereaved children

Further information and instructions for the activities mentioned in the training video above – memory jars, memory boxes, button trees and beaded bracelets – are available here.

Further training and resources

Childhood bereavement primary course
Free training for schools

Free online training courses to help teachers and school staff understand how to support grieving children and young people in their school.

Publications and resources from Winston's Wish
Publications and resources

Our specialist books and resources help families and professionals to support children and young people before and after a death.

Bereavement training from Winston's Wish
Training for professionals

Our three-day training courses help teachers, social workers and other professionals how best to support bereaved children and young people.


Advice and guidance

Our latest blog posts written by the experienced Winston’s Wish team.