Resources

At our sessions over the years, we have and continue to discuss a wide spectrum of topics, themes, ideas and resources which have helped some Dads face, manage or cope with their loss.

This part of our website is designed to be a source of things our Dads have found helpful (or not, as the case may be) along their journey.

If you have any suggestions for content that may prove useful to bereaved Dads, please email enquiries@dads.care or contact us through our website HERE

Books & Articles:

Option B 
By Sheryl Sandberg & Adam GrantNot
Specifically about child bereavement, but an excellent self help book on practical steps in managing loss. Is also the source of a link to: The Ring Theory of ‘kvetching’ or ‘How Not To Say The Wrong Thing’ by Susan Silk & Barry Goldman

Kadian Journal
A book written by Thomas Harding following the death of his 14 year old son in a road accident. 
There are two excellent articles (published in the Guardian) the first written close to the death and the second written in January 2020 offering honest and brilliant reflections and advice to a self who seven years earlier had just experienced the death of his child. 

To Walk a Mile
By Jimmy Edmunds
Father of Josh, who died in a road accident in 2011, and co-founder of The Good Grief Project.
Comprises reflections on meeting bereaved parents during travels whilst making his film ‘A Love that Never Dies’

After Life TV Series
One of our Dads has expressed how watching Ricky Gervais’ series After Life (on Netflix) helped him process certain aspects of his grief.Whilst this brilliant dark comedy is scripted around the loss of a life partner, many of the experiences portrayed reflect feelings about grief in general. Highly recommended (unless you’re of a sensitive nature).

Rob Delaney Article
Article in The Guardian about actor and bereaved dad Rob Delaney

Nick Cave Article
Musician Nick Cave shares open letter on mourning his son

Websites:

Child Bereavement UK
“My wife and I approached CBUK (Child Bereavement UK) when we learnt of our little boy’s life limiting condition. The child bereavement counsellor helped us through a very difficult time in our life and assisted us to understand how men and women grieve differently and in so doing better understand and support each other. We would recommend using a child bereavement counselling service to help couples through this very difficult experience”
Michael, Buck

SLOW
Surviving the Loss of Our World.
A pioneering London based charity supporting bereaved parents with regular groups and an excellent website packed with resources stories and contacts.

Option B
online resources and groups. A major American charity but good practical support initiated by Sheryl Sandberg, bereaved wife and COO at Facebook.

Good Grief Project
Active Grief Weekends and lots of web resources put together by bereaved parents Jane Harris, Jimmy Edmunds and Lizzie Pickering.

Good Grief Trust
Offers some useful links here for help and support from this national charity.

Lost for Words
Mental health charity with links to information, advice and support which may help parents to develop the skills necessary to cope with a challenging family situation.

Child death helpline
Project set up by Gt Ormond St and Alder Hay Childrens’ Hospitals to provide phone line and other support by bereaved parents for bereaved parents.

Grief Encounter
A national charity providing services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.