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Coping with grief
This online guide helps you to understand common emotions and feelings following a road death. It provides straightforward advice on how to cope and who can help. Read the guide.

Free support books for adults and children
Brake has produced two support books for people bereaved in road crashes. For adults there is a printed version of our Coping with Grief guide, and for children the picture book Someone has died in a road crash. These publications are available to bereaved families for free. They are also available to professionals working with families (for which there may be a small 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.

Support for bereaved adults and children
Deaths on the road are particularly traumatic because they are violent, horrific and sudden. There is no time to prepare or say goodbye. Often the person who has died is young and at the heart of a family - a parent, teenager or child. If you have been bereaved by a road death, and want information and advice to help you recover from such a sudden and horrific death, visit Brake's Sudden website.

Feedback on our resources
If you have used either our Coping with Grief booklet, or Someone has died in a road crash 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..

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 20 years, including an acclaimed helpline offering emotional support and detailed information on procedures that follow a road crash. Can you enable us to provide a helpline or other services for road crash victims in New Zealand? Visit our fundraising pages for more information and ideas or, if you are a company, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss becoming one of our valued corporate partners.

Links
Other organisations working in the interests of families affected by road crashes. Click here and scroll down.

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