The Learnings video series is a resource to help schools understand the needs of young people who have a parent with a cancer diagnosis.
Our Family Support service helps families cope with the disruption to ordinary family life and helps to minimise the long-term impact on children’s emotional well-being. If you would like to find out more about our Family Support service contact Gail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learnings Part 1: Advice from our Youth Parliament for School Staff
This short film is a guide to understanding children and young people’s emotions and views when returning to school after the death of a loved one. By young people who have gone through this themselves.
The Learnings Part 2: Advice from other Teaching Staff
This short film is a guide on how to make school a welcoming and safe space after the death of a parent, both emotionally and practically.
The Learnings Part 3: The Elephant in the Room
This is a short film on the importance of talking about a loved one to young people after someone has died. The Cancer Focus Youth Parliament read Terry Kettering’s famous poem and offer a reflection on how important it is to be open and honest about loss and not to hide it away.