Suggested Readings

Luna’s Red Hat

by Emmi Smid

This beautifully-illustrated storybook is designed as a tool to be read with children aged 6+ who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide.

I miss you: a first look at death

by Pat Thomas

This reassuring picture book explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Children’s feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. This book helps them to understand their loss and come to terms with it.

Feelings: Inside my heart and in my head

by Richard Jones and Libby Walden

A beautiful peep-through book to help children explore their feelings

Further support

Child Bereavement UK – support for bereaved families
Helpline 0800 02 888 40

Samaritans – confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis – 24 hours a day Phone: 08457 909090 Textphone: 08457 909192 Email: [email protected]

The Compassionate Friends – support for bereaved parents who have lost a child of any age and from any circumstance
Phone: 0845 123 2304 Email: [email protected]

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – local self-help and support groups for those bereaved through suicide
Phone: 0115 944 1117