Help for schools

These pages are for personnel working in schools and colleges, particularly headteachers, pastoral staff, tutors and other members of senior management teams. We also have extensive information on children, young people and bereavement.

Further help

A Schools Pack is available from our online shop.

Many of our Areas offer support to children and young people. Find your local Cruse service and contact them to see what is offered in your area.

Our website Hope Again is a website designed for young people by young people. It includes information and forums where young people can share their experiences.

If you are a young person and someone you know has died why not send a private message to one of our trained volunteers at who will reply to you by email. If you want to talk to someone direct, call our FREE phone helpline on 0808 808 1677.

The Guardian Education section has gathered together a list of resources on How to teach … dealing with bereavement.

Co-operative Funeralcare has produced some animated short films to help children understand death and grief, available free to schools and community groups. See