Bereavement & Trauma

Children & Young People often struggle to show or share emotional feelings when caught in a time of Bereavement or Trauma. This can have short and long-term implications or feelings of a lost childhood or missing parts of oneself which can later impact future relationships, their self-esteem and their identity within the full nature of who God intended them to be. 

Whilst it can be disheartening to read about the effects of developmental trauma in adulthood, and daunting to contemplate facilitating conversations of support and pastoral care, the church can have a huge impact in journeying alongside families, children & young people and be in that space of support and understanding.

We have collated various resources and agency lists to enable and increase confidence for the church to minister with its younger community & their families.  These include specific agencies, resources and activities that are very applicable for children, young people, families and church leaders and lastly a page of ideas in which churches can try to maintain contact through the Covid19 crisis. Suggestions for Doing church during Covid outbreak

As Sandra Miller (National Head of Life Events) writes “Show kindness, Speak Hope”

For more information read

Copyright 2015 © The Diocese of Rochester. Registered Office: St Nicholas’ Church, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SL. Registered Charity No. 249339 The Rochester Diocesan Society and Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 140656