Referring Families

We do not take referrals directly from schools or professionals as we believe it is important for a family to make contact with us when they feel the time is right for them.

If you are working with a family with complex need, EAL, or limited access to technology and are therefore unable to refer themselves, please email [email protected] stating the reason the family are unable to self refer, and one of the team will get back to you.

We offer online training for those working with bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire. We currently off the following modules:

  • Supporting bereaved pupils in Primary School
  • Supporting bereaved pupils in Secondary School
  • Professionals supporting bereaved children and young people
  • Supporting bereaved children and young people with SEND (add on module)

Our training incorporates evidence based information on grief alongside our professional experience to equip you to feel confident in understanding how grief affects children and young people, as well as providing practical suggestions on how to support students within the your setting.

Our online training is free of charge for those supporting children and young people in Oxfordshire.

It is pre-recorded so that you can participate at a time that suits you, and at your own pace.

 

For more information on how to access this, click here

 

If you are supporting a bereaved child/ young person, or child / young person expecting a bereavement, you may find it helpful to talk with us. We can help to think through what is going on for them and how you can put things in place to help them feel supported.

 

To request a no names consultation click here

Schools

 

We can provide case consultations with an individual teacher or member of the support staff who is providing individual support for a student, or with a group of staff who have been affected by the death of a member of the school community. It is a chance to share concerns, talk about how grief might affect students and develop strategies to support them over time.

Case consultations may be offered in person, or via video call.

When a school has been affected by a sudden death of a pupil we aim to visit the school promptly and will be available by phone within 2 working days.

The Joint Agency Review Team from the John Radcliffe Hospital meets within 48 hours of a death of a young person to consider the wider bereavement support needs around the death. SeeSaw is part of this team and we often offer support to the Headteacher and school staff.

 

To request a no names consultation please click here

ProfessionalsĀ 

 

We can provide case consultations with a professional providing individual support for a child/ young person. It is a chance to share concerns, talk about how grief might affect a child / young person, and develop strategies to support them over time.

Case consultations may be offered in person, or via video call.

 

To request a no names consultation, please click here

 

Resources for working with groups

These two resources have been designed to be used either in a group setting, or one to one with young people. They have been created to be used alongside our Living after Loss book for adolescents.

 

Grief Psychoeducation Session Plan

 

This session plan provides information to help young people understand what grief might look like and how it can affect people. It is suitable for young people who;

          • Have individually experienced bereavement.
          • Have a shared bereavement, eg a friend, someone in their school/community
          • Know someone who has been bereaved.
          • Have not been bereaved but wish to understand more about grief and its impact. This could be adapted to be used within the PSHE curriculum.

 

 

Memory Salt Jar Group Activity

 

Memory Salt Jar’s can be made individually, or in groups. Salt Jar’s are a creative activity, promoting communication and
sharing of memories and feelings.
This activity can be done as a way of remembering a member of the school community who has died, or could be done 1:1 for young people who have been bereaved of a loved one.

Resources