Key Points – Taking care of yourself

  • Supporting a bereaved pupil can be emotionally draining.
  • Be aware that your personal circumstances may impact your ability to support a bereaved pupil.
  • Look after yourself and colleagues by talking and sharing feelings and experiences.
  • Locate organisations who will provide support to a family, pupil or member of staff.
  • Remember to take time for yourself; do something you enjoy, have a treat, do some exercise.

Time to reflect – Taking care of yourself

At this point in time, how vulnerable are you feeling? What factors might have an impact?

  • How would you know when to ask for support?
  • Who would you go to for support?
  • What would you say to a colleague if you were concerned for their wellbeing?