Ridgeway Infant School is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of all staff and students. Our school culture is nurturing, supportive and respectful. We encourage openness and communication throughout our school community.

At our school mental health is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play. If you would like to learn more please read our Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy for further information

Bereavement Support

Supporting a child through a bereavement is a difficult thing to have to do. Here are some resources that might be helpful along with some websites that can offer further guidance.


Children's Understanding of Death at Different Ages - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children Under 5 - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children with Additional Needs - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children with ASD - CBUK

Responding to a Bereaved Child - DCC STePS 

Coronavirus and Bereavement - A helpful guide from our Educational Psychologist

Lost for Words - An E-Book for Bereaved Children (Please read first before giving this to a child)


Useful Links




Websites for Further Support