Dealing with Trauma and Loss

For young people affected by trauma and loss, our House Pupil Support Teams are available to support. The links below are resources which parents/carers can use to support young people. 

For many young people, lockdown will compound feelings of anxiety or distress..

Wellbeing Support Request 

Young people (or parents/carers on their behalf) can fill in this form to request wellbeing support via their House Pupil Support Team. 

Educational Psychology Service

For further support, please contact or 01738 476242.

Community Link Worker

Our Community Link Worker is available to support young people including younger siblings. 

Local and National Sources of Support

British Association for Counselling
and Psychotherapy

Through the BACP you can find information about counsellors in your area:

Child Bereavement Network

Child Bereavement UK


Provides support services for children and young people. Phone the free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK about any problem on 0800 1111 or visit

Choose Life: The National Strategy and Action Plan to prevent suicide in Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care

Promotes the wellbeing of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services:

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Cruse Scotland is a bereavement service which has a helpline (open Monday to Friday) on 08088026161.

Facing the Future

Support groups for people who have been bereaved by suicide developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care:

Hope Again


The team at KYTHE are available for 1-2-1 support and can meet pupils face to face indoors/outdoors for walk and talks. Check out their Facebook and Twitter for availability and to get in touch. For more information, please visit

The Little Website

Examples of primary aged children’s drawing representing their emotions.


An organisation for the prevention of young suicides and they also have a helpline: 08000684141. Visit for more infomation.


Can provide you with support any time of day or night by phone, email, or through faceto-face visits at a local branch. What you talk
about stays between you. It’s not a religious organisation, it’s available to anyone, and you don’t have to be suicidal.
Call 116 123 (this number is free to call), email or visit

The Scottish Association for Mental Health is an excellent charity with a vast amount of well written, online or printable resources.


SHOUT text messaging service is available 24 hours and is free. Anyone can send a text and have a conversation with a trained volunteer – it’s similar to Samaritans but is aimed specifically at younger people. The number is 85258 and there’s more information at

The Smart Grief Guide

Simple accessible emotion emoji’s for Primary aged children.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Aims to provide a safe, confidential environmentin which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining
support from each other. It is staffed by many who have been bereaved by suicide:

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. They have lots
of information and support available for children and young people who are bereaved through suicide:


YoungMinds is the UK’s leading national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all children and young people:

Useful Resources

Trauma and Loss booklet