Key Points – Theories of grief
- Grief is the normal response to a death and everyone will grieve in their own unique way.
- Most bereaved pupils can be supported by their school and family. Some will require additional support, with only a few needing further interventions by specialists.
- Children and young people “puddle-jump” in and out of their grief.
- Grieving is hard work and can be exhausting.
- It is important for a bereaved pupil to find an enduring connection with the person who died.
- Although the grief will always be with them, a bereaved pupil can grow a new life around their grief.