Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Help YourShelf to...Books

Have a look at some of our books related to bereavement. All of the titles are available in our RGU Library collection, so you can borrow them whenever you would like. Just click on the title of the book and you will be taken to the book page on our LibrarySearch tool.

The D-Word

The D-Word is a practical guide to support relatives, friends and carers who are coping with the distress and anxiety of someone nearing the end of life, or who has suddenly died.

On Grief & Grieving

This book is a deeply empathetic and accessible guide for those in grief.

The Essential Guide to Life after Bereavement

The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and through the weeks and months that follow.

A Special Scar

It can be difficult for those personally affected by a suicide death to come to terms with their loss and seek help and support. A Special Scar looks in detail at the impact of suicide and offers practical help for survivors, relatives and friends of people who have taken their own life.

No Time to Say Goodbye

With No Time to Say Goodbye, the author brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, speaking frankly about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, anger, and loneliness that are shared by all survivors.

Coping with Grief

This fully updated self-help guide offers an examination and explanation of the grieving process and outlines clinically-proven strategies, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to help you adjust to life without a loved one.

A Manual for Heartache

When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In A Manual for Heartache she describes how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find joy in the world again.

Help YourShelf to...Videos

There are numerous self-help and awareness-raising videos about bereavement and grief, but these were some of our favourites. We hope they will help you! Have you stumbled upon a video which helped you? Let us know and we'll share it here!

Kate's Story

Clive James - Japanese Maple

The Phases of Grief

Grief: It's Not Something You Have To "Get Over"

The Grieving Process: Coping With Death

Help YourShelf to...Podcasts

GriefCast With Cariad Lloyd

Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd. Podcast of the Year 2018.

What's Your Grief?

This podcast is an effort in providing grievers with more diverse options for grief support.

BBC - We Need To Talk About Death

Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss death and dying, exploring the choices open to us and confronting the questions we fear the most.

Help YourShelf to...Online Help