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Pastoral Support and advice for Parents and Carers

The topics below each have links that aim to help you when trying to support your child, or children. It offers tips on how to support them, how to broach things that you wish to discuss, and organisations you could approach for further advice and help. Of course, this is in addition to support that can be accessed here at Wycliffe. You can contact your child’s House Master or Mistress to discuss pastoral support for your child.

There is also a confidential School Counselling service on site that your child can access.

Individual Counselling available

1-2-1 counselling session are available for pupils via our independent counsellor. Please email the Health Centre healthcentre@wycliffe.co.uk

Bereavement Support

All children (and adults) have questions about the effects of the virus but for children who have had someone important die or have a member of their family who is ill, this anxiety is likely to be heightened. In the links below are a number of resources that will help parents and carers reassure bereaved children.

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish provide information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus.

‘Coronvirus: Supporting bereaved children and young people’

‘Coronavirus: How to say goodbye when a funeral isn’t possible’ 

Cruse

Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They have a range of bereavement advice.

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/for-parents

Local bereavement support

The childhood bereavement network can help you find support locally to you if you live in the UK

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/find-help-near-you.aspx