Category Archives: Pupil Support

Organisations offering bereavement support

This information was sent out to all parents of pupils at Y Pant this week.

A web site for anyone who seeks information on bereavement and learning difficulties.

Provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a child dies, or when a child is bereaved. Their dedicated Support and Information Service provides help and guidance for families and professionals.  They have a national confidential Support and Information Line (01494 568900)

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. It involves and is actively supported by all the major bereavement care providers in the UK.

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education, and training services.

Get Connected is a free, confidential helpline for young people who know they need help but don’t know where to find it. Anyone under 25, anywhere in the UK, facing any issue can access this service.

The helpline is available by phone, email, and web-chat every day.

Call 0808 808 4994 (1pm-11pm)


Web-chat is available online 7pm-10pm

RD4U is a website which aims to support young people, after the death of someone close to them.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.

Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people, and their families in the UK.

The Winston’s Wish range of services includes the following:

  • national helpline for anyone caring for a child coping with the serious illness or death of a family member (08452 03 04 05)
  • group work with bereaved children and their families
  • individual work with bereaved children and their families
  • range of publications, resources and educational films
  • support programme for schools
  • tailor-made training and consultancy for professionals

 Local support agencies

Cruse Bereavement Care (Merthyr Tydfil & RCT)    01685 876020

Educational and Child Psychology Service       01443 744333

Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service (RCT schools)      01443 204551

Ask a Question

If you have a problem or concern there are people at school who can probably help you. Often your own friends are a good source of help, but sometimes you might need help from people with a little bit more life experience or training. We have a nurse in school and also an Eye-to-Eye counsellor. The 6th form buddies are also trained counsellors who can be sought out by any pupil.

Many people find it easier to share a problem anonymously using a computer. If you would like some advice, or ideas, you can post your questions in the comments box below. You do not have to put your real name.

Any questions you ask will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. We will put your question or problem on the website having removed anything that we think might identify you. We will also post advice from the school nurse, Eye to Eye counselor or anyone else who we think could help. That way, your problem and the support given are there to help others. If you would like to receive a more personal response, please give an email address. Your email address and name will never be published on the website.

If you would prefer to email for support you can contact