Resources for support professionals and carers

StressSupport books for bereaved adults and children
Brake offers two support books for people bereaved in crashes. For adults there is the booklet Coping with Grief, and for children the picture book Someone has died in a road crash. These publications are available to support professionals for a small charge. Copies ordered on behalf of a bereaved family are free of charge. To order copies, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +64 (0)21 407 953.

Join Sudden
Sudden is a global initiative by Brake that shares best practice, research and resources among professionals and carers who work with suddenly bereaved people. It offers:

  • free quarterly email bulletins for professionals
  • online guidance and research papers
  • seminars, webinars and training

You can join Sudden for FREE to receive the email bulletins and special offers on events and resources.

You can find out more about supporting people bereaved suddenly, including children as well as adults, through the Sudden website.

Help us to help bereaved and injured families more
Brake has only recently been set up in New Zealand. It is part of the charity Brake that has been providing support services to road crash victims in the UK for over 15 years, including an acclaimed helpline offering emotional support and detailed information on procedures that follow a road crash. Can you help us to provide other services for road crash victims in New Zealand? Visit our fundraising pages for more information and ideas.

Feedback on our resources
If you have used either our Coping with Grief booklet or children's book, please give us feedback on what you thought of them. Your feedback helps us to ensure that the books contain information that is relevant and useful, and helps us to secure funding to keep the books free of charge to road crash victims. You can give feedback online, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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