Youth workers will be having conversations with young people about the death of The Queen and what this means for people personally and as a nation. Below are a list of resources to help with these discussions and to provide further resources on dealing with grief and discussing difficult subjects.
We also appreciate that youth workers may also be processing the news and that this may trigger an emotional response. Please do remember to look after yourselves too, and speak to a friend or colleague, or seek the help of a professional therapist or counsellor if needed.
Resources for Young People
|Grief and loss – a guide for young people||A useful guide for young people from Young Minds on dealing with grief and loss.||Young minds||Access the resource|
|Bereavements in the news||Information for young people on dealing with bereavements in the news, including deaths of famous people||Grief Encounter||Access the resource|
|Guide for young adults experiencing grief||A guide for young people experiencing grief, and how to manage difficult feelings, including when to seek additional support and help||Grief Encounter||Access the resource|
|Hope Again young people’s site||Helpful resources including blogs, videos and a support line on a website designed by and for young people||Hope Again||Access the resource|
|The Good Grief Trust||Videos and resources to support young people experiencing grief including signposting to local services and support lines.||The Good Grief Trust||Access the resource|
|The Mix – looking after yourself in grief||The Mix provides confidential support and help to young people online and through a helpline. Link directly to a useful grief support page to share with young people.||The Mix||Access the resource|
|Youth Access – find a local counselling portal||A searchable directory for local counselling and therapeutic services for young people.||Youth Access||Access the resource|
Resources for Youth Workers
|Professionals information||Link to Young Minds resources for professionals working with young people to support with mental health challenges.||Young minds||Access the resource|
|Speak Out Toolkit||Resources to help create safe spaces for challenging conversations around difficult subjects.||NYA Academy||Access the resource|
|At a Loss||At a loss run the UK’s Bereavement signposting website.||At a Loss||Access the resource|
|The Good Grief Trust||Videos and resources to support young people experiencing grief including signposting to local services and support lines.||The Good Grief Trust||Access the Resource|