The following tools are particularly useful in facilitating conversations about grief.
The message is written or drawn on the bird and decorated. The birds are released in a symbolic ceremony of imagining how it flies to the person who passed and they read the message. The bird can also be placed on the grave or in the coffin, or burnt – letting the ash blow away in the wind.
Children are asked to draw the faces of those people that they feel they can trust in the windows of the Trust Bus.