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Full Credit Given to the Childhood Bereavement Network and National Bereavement Alliance for the following information.
The most up-to-date information from the Childhood Bereavement Network can be found on their website.
The devastating events in Ukraine are painful and disturbing. The UK is preparing to welcome children and families fleeing their homes, many of whom will have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances, and bereavement services will have an important role to play in supporting them in the weeks and months to come. News coverage and discussion of the war can spark empathy and fear in the wider community of children and young people, and may reawaken their own griefs. Parents and services will be looking for ways to reassure them.
This briefing signposts to sources of support for groups in different circumstances.
Help for Ukrainian Refugees in the UK | British Red Cross
Health and wellbeing support for adults (Ukrainian – pdf download) Рекомендації щодо здоров'я для родин з України, які прибувають до Великої Британії
Support and information for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine - Refugee Council
Advice, films and tips from Child Bereavement UK Ресурси українською мовою | Child Bereavement UK
Red Cross suggestions about talking to children about war (Ukrainian – pdf download) ЯК ГОВОРИТИ З ДІТЬМИ ПРО ВІЙНУ?
Guidance from the Global Parenting Initiative (Ukrainian, Russian and English) https://ukraineparenting.web.ox.ac.uk/about
Caring for children through conflict and displacement from the UNODC and the University of Manchester (Ukrainian, Russian and English) Prevention through Family Skills
BBC Bitesize How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine: tips for parents and carers - Parents' Toolkit - BBC Bitesize
Young Minds How To Talk To Your Child About The War In Ukraine | YoungMinds
BBC Bitesize 5 ways you can manage your feelings about the conflict in Ukraine - BBC Bitesize
Children and War Foundation
Mentally Healthy Schools Refugee and asylum seeker children : Mentally Healthy Schools
Suggestions from the Refugee Council Support and information for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine - Refugee Council
NCVO blog How charities and civil society can support Ukraine | NCVO