Counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety in Sussex

In 2021, The As You Are centre delivered online bereavement training, provided through Zoom.

Thanks go to our sponsor West Sussex County Council

You can access the slides here :
3-Hour WSCC C-19 Bereavement Workshop Slides (PDF format)
1.5-Hour WSCC Supporting people in your community with bereavement and loss Slides (PDF format)

Certificate of Attendance 14.5.21 : HERE (PDF format)

These are some of the books & links shared by people on this workshop:

Elizabeth Kubler Ross & David Kessler books
- On Grief and Grieving
- On Death and Dying
- The Wheel of Life
- The Guardian – Finding meaning in the life of a loved one who dies is part of grief

Irvine Yalom & Marilyn Yalom books
- A Matter of Death and Life
- Staring At The Sun: Being at peace with your own mortality: Overcoming the Dread

Michael Rosen
- childrens.poetryarchive.org/poet/michael-rosen
- www.michaelrosen.co.uk

Megan Devine
- Book : It’s Ok That You’re Not Ok

Virginia Ironside
- Book : Huge bag of worries

Judith Viorst
- Book : Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have

John Wyatt
Book – Dying Well

Susan Varley
Badger’s Parting Gifts

Coralie Bickford-Smith
The Fox and The star

Francis Weller
Wild Edge of Sorrow

Kathryn Mannix
- With the End in Mind
https://withtheendinmind.co.uk

Apps
- Trauma Matters : Mental Health Support around PTSD and trauma.
- Action for Happiness : Simple actions and inspiration each day
- Staying alive : Suicide prevention : http://www.stayalive.app

Eva Eland
Book – When Sadness Comes to Call : https://evaeland.com/portfolio/whensadnesscomestocall
Book – Where Happiness Begins : https://evaeland.com/portfolio/where-happiness-begins

Winstons Wish
- Book : Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine : Your Activity Book to Help When Someone Has Died (Early Years)
- Mummy Diaries : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgeI3GjA0g22HLmTHGCZrf4zeJPDkpiGK

David Kessler
- Book : Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

The Bereavement Centre
- www.thebereavementcentre.co.uk

Bessel Van Der Kolk
- Book : The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Brene Brown
- Book : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live
https://blog.funeralone.com/grief-and-healing/brene-brown-grief
This includes the Sympathy or Empathy video

Julia Samuels
- Book : Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

Steven Levine
- Book : A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

Pet bereavement support service.
- https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-bereavement-and-pet-loss

Cruse Bereavement Care
- https://www.cruse.org.uk

The library service also offer these pages;
https://arena.westsussex.gov.uk/web/arena/currentoffer/bereavement-support
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/15136/death_bereavement_childrens_booklist.pdf
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/15137/death_bereavement_teenage_booklist.pdf

Other links:
www.horshamdistrictwellbeing.org.uk
midsussex.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk
crawley.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk

Grassroots Suicide Prevention : www.prevent-suicide.org.uk

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement

www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/community-wellbeing/going-local

https://www.ambiguousloss.com

https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/resource (Grief to Hope and other resources on the impact of suicide)

https://henrinouwen.org/meditation/love-pain-leaving (Love and the Pain of Leaving : Henri Nouwen Society)

Andy’s Angels : https://www.facebook.com/andysangels21

Shared thoughts:
“Life throws us all kind of sufferings, but it is our responsibility to create joy.”

“The living close the eyes of the dead, and the dead open the eyes of the living”

“We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend.”

“Grieving with less pain & more love over time” – David Kessler

“The size of grief is the same as the size of our love”

“We can’t get around grief, have to go through it”

“Not a place of peace, a place of wisdom around death”