You might be supporting pupils who are struggling either because someone close to them is going to die or someone close to them has died. We are here to help. Please contact us to discuss your pupil’s needs or any childhood grief training needs you or your colleagues might have.

We deliver the following services to schools in Exeter, Mid and East Devon:

  • Training for professionals.  We run regular childhood grief training sessions for our partner schools.  Find out more by emailing our in-house trainer, Donna James, at
  • How can you refer?  If you have a pupil you would like to refer to us for 1:1 grief support, please ring us on the number below.  Together we will decide how to take the case forward.
  • Coaching Service.  We provide a bespoke coaching service to practitioners in schools, so that they can provide grief support to pupils in their care.

If you would like to speak to someone at Balloons about your pupil’s needs, please contact us on 01392 826064.  We operate between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.  If we are not able to answer your call you are welcome to leave a message, and we aim to respond by the next working day at the latest.  You can also contact us via email at

We are delighted to share this animation from our friends at UK Trauma Council.

A short animation introducing traumatic bereavement in the school environment.

This animation introduces concepts that are key to understanding traumatic bereavement. It communicates evidence-based information from the UK Trauma Council, sharing our current understanding of the impact of traumatic bereavement on children and young people.

Our E-Learning Video

We hope you enjoy the video we made for schools when we were in the depths of the pandemic.  Whilst lots has changed and luckily improved since we made the video, you might still find some of the content helpful.