Willowpark Primary Academy

Bereavement & Loss

At Willowpark, we are a community and any loss is felt by us all. 

Bereavement is the experience of losing someone important to us. It is characterised by grief, which is the process and the range of emotions we go through as we gradually adjust to the loss. Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a partner, family member, friend or pet. It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss. See our section on experiences of grief for information about the types of feelings that are common during the grieving process. Bereavement affects everyone in different ways, and it's possible to experience any range of emotions. There is no right or wrong way to feel.

Feelings of grief can also happen because of other types of loss or changes in circumstances, for example:

  • the end of a relationship
  • the loss of a job
  • moving away to a new location
  • a decline in the physical or mental health of someone we care about

Please come and seek support in school if you or your family are struggling with any kid of loss

Bereavement - MIND

Useful Links

Winston's Wish provide support and advice to families with children who have suffered loss or bereavement 

Winston's Wish

The Gaddum Centre offer bereavement counselling in the Grater Manchester area, to both adults and children suffering with grief