Supporting children, young people and families through serious illness or bereavement

Coping with grief at Christmas

Posted on 12/12/2017 13:48:55

Coping with grief at Christmas - do what supports your soul and your loss 

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A Poem to #DearGrief

Posted on 12/11/2017 22:17:38

#DearGrief It's hard to imagine some journeys The kind that happen rarely  To someone else And the kind the heart doesn't want to. People often tell me that they can't imagine how life is for me. Mothers especially. They say they can't begin to understand...

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#DearGrief- Luke and Alex's story

Posted on 12/11/2017 18:02:52

  Alex was my sister. She was always the brightest, loudest, most exciting and loving girl. An amazing sister to me. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). It's been described as one of the most...

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#DearGrief-What would you like at say to grief?

Posted on 12/11/2017 17:24:16

  International Children’s Grief Awareness Day is on November 16th, and with many young people struggling in the aftermath of a loss, we have launched the #DearGrief campaign to start the conversation about grief. #DearGrief is about sharing what you would like to say to...

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Does time ease the pain of grief

Posted on 05/07/2017 17:09:20

Twelve years on from losing Kenzie, I often get asked, "Does time ease the pain of grief?"  From my own experience, I would say no. Instead, the pain changes. Let me explain... Time has changed the pain of my grief, where the acute pain has morphed into a chronic...

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The things people say

Posted on 25/06/2017 14:41:53

When we walk in the shadow of grief, the kindness of others can bring rays of sunshine, but just as quick, careless words can cause more distress.

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What losing Kenzie taught me

Posted on 19/06/2017 22:57:36

12 years on and what losing Kenzie taught me.

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In our death-averse society, children are often left to grieve alone

Posted on 11/04/2017 09:34:41

Richard Beard’s brother drowned at the age of nine while the family was holidaying on the Cornwall coast. The trauma, grief and loss associated with that day has impacted Richard's life ever since, and here he explains why.

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