Aquaterra Energy has recently delivered some much needed bereavement books to child bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey.

The bereavement books are designed to support children and young people, who have experienced the loss of a significant person through particularly traumatic circumstances.

The topics in these books cover suicide, murder and manslaughter and coping with being a teenager whilst dealing with a close bereavement. They provide information, advice and practical ideas which complement the support of the child bereavement workers at Nelson’s Journey.

The book, Beyond the Rough Rock, is a resource for anyone supporting children who have been bereaved through suicide. The simple language used and the informative layout within the books, provide greater understanding and eases communication for children struggling to understand why some-one they love would choose to take their own life.  We use this book to empower families to be open and honest with children and teenagers.

It is completely normal for parents/carers to want to protect children when someone dies as a result of suicide or murder, but without factual information, children often imagine something much worse.  When they find out the truth years later, they can feel resentful to the person who lied to them.   These books include experiences of families who have been in similar situations and includes useful tips and suggestions.

Ryan Doubleday, Child Bereavement worker said ‘We are so grateful for the donation of these books. They are a fabulous resource that will continue to allow us to ensure that children have the best possible opportunity to comprehend and process the traumatic death of a love one’.

Offshore engineering solutions company, Aquaterra Energy, has been working with Nelson’s Journey for nearly two years, providing financial support for organised events, individual and group fundraising, and providing staff volunteers to support fundraising activities and open days.  When Nelson’s Journey ran out of these essential books, Aquaterra Energy stepped in and purchased a number of resources, showing another great example of how a business can support a small local charity.

John Rainbow, IT Manager at Aquaterra Energy said “We are proud to support this invaluable charity. By purchasing these bereavement books to support children and young people we can help Nelson’s Journey continue its vital work.”

These books retail between £5.99 and £6.99 and if anyone wishes to make a donation to purchase these books, they can send a cheque made payable to ‘Nelson’s Journey’ to Carol Plunkett at Trafalgar House, 4 Meridian Way, Norwich, NR7 0TA.