Children are resilient, right? But coping with death and dying as a young person is not easy. How does this play out in the classroom and how can our teachers equip themselves to support their pupils going through such a trauma? Our podcast features headteacher Dr Louise McGowan, Tracey Boseley from Child Bereavement UK and Prof. Anna Lise Gordon from St Mary's University.
The truth is that death can happen to any of us at any time. Coming to terms with this reality can help you to spend your time more wisely, and to better appreciate what’s truly important in life. Acceptance can help you to find the precious in every moment.
Read more about our timely report entitled: The Internet and End of Life, and catch up on a video of the launch event featuring representatives from Demos, Sue Ryder, Hospice UK and the House of Lords.
It has been a very strange 18 months for young people – not just at home but in our schools too. The pandemic has reminded us all of the nearness of death and how we as a society look after ourselves and each other. How often do we hear the wisdom “children are resilient”? But coping with death and dying as a young person is not easy – especially the first time they experience the death of a loved one or friend. How does this play out in the classroom? How can our teachers equip themselves to best support their pupils going through such a trauma? That’s the focus of our podcast. You can listen below, visit our ‘Podcasts’ section, or our new audio home on Buzzsprout, where you can sign up using the platform of your choice.
Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why do we find it so hard to talk about? Learn more
Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge toll. It can feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn more
How can you find meaning in what’s happening? Rising above grief and connecting spiritually to something greater might help. Learn more
Dying well, or what constitutes a 'good' death will mean different things to us all. But if you can face up to dying and try to prepare now, this could help you to live well too. Learn more
Caring for someone who is terminally ill, and worrying about the future can be very demanding. It's important to remember to care for yourself too. Learn more