Specialising in the needs of bereaved and grieving children
with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
I am fundraising to provide 10 UK bereavement charities (including Winston's Wish) and 10 UK schools with a set of Good Grief Toys.
Each toy set provides children with engaging toys to explore difficult scenarios through play and gives adults the tools to help start tough conversations and explain difficult situations.
No one likes to think about death, let alone talk about it and who feels comfortable talking to children about death?!
Being blessed with life means that we also have to cope with others dying and manage the associated emotions of grief.
We already teach children about so many feelings - what happiness, sadness and anger are, how they make us feel and how to manage these emotions. Now it is time to ensure we do the same for grief.
If you work with children you need to be prepared to talk to them about life and death and support young people with their grief - grief related to death and any other form of grief.
BackPocketTeacher provides you with the confidence and skills to do this.
With BackPocketTeacher in your back pocket our bereaved and grieving children are in great hands.
Sarah Helton in interview with Tim Grout-Smith, Media Players International
Talking about the needs of bereaved children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Sarah has worked in the Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) field for nearly 25 years and has an outstanding track record in a diverse range of roles (Deputy Head, Assistant Head, Teacher, Local Authority Education Officer and Educational Publisher).
She now works as BackPocketTeacher - an author, trainer and consultant in the field of child bereavement, specialising in the (sadly often overlooked) needs of bereaved children with SEND.
Autumn 2020 Sarah began studying for a PhD alongside her work as BackPocketTeacher. She will be researching bereavement and SEND. Follow her studies via this website, the BackPocketTeacher Blog, on Twitter @backpocketteach and Facebook @BackPocketTeacher.
For further information and to see full details of Sarah's career to date please click here.
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