Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School
Fiddlers Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6QE
TEL: 0161 921 1700
EMAIL: [email protected]

Bereavement Support


We are very sorry to hear that you have been bereaved and our school would like to do all we can to support your family at this very difficult time.

We have two members of staff who are leading our bereavement support and they can be contacted on the following numbers/email addresses:-

Mrs O’Neill

Tel:  Office – 0161 775 2490

Tel: Mobile – 07849135569

Email: gillian.o’[email protected]



Helpline telephone numbers:

Winston’s Wish

(08088 020 021)

Child Bereavement UK

(0800 02 888 40)


Websites with information and guidance for schools and families to support bereaved children:

Winston’s Wish

Coronavirus: information and guidance for supporting bereaved children and young people.

Information and scripts to use if someone the child knows has died from Covid-19.

Saying goodbye when children cannot attend the funeral.


Grief Encounter

Support for bereaved children and their families. Includes downloadable documents at the bottom of the webpage on the following:

  • o Children’s concepts of death by age
  • o Supporting a Grieving Child in the Classroom
  • o Informing the School Community of a Death
  • o Download grieftalk Posters
  • o Preparing Students for the Return of Grieving Classmate


Child Bereavement UK

Downloadable information sheet with tips for supporting bereaved children through difficult times.




Support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. There is a section for schools



Gaddum provides a needs-led therapeutic service for Manchester and Salford children and families. The Gaddum Centre offers Children’s Bereavement Counselling and works with individuals following a bereavement. Initially it has to be a young person who is referred. Once that referral has been accepted, they can also provide support to the adults who are caring for the child or young person. – Only online services are being provided at present.