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Compassion and kids

Can anybody ever be totally prepared for the death of someone important in their lives?

Probably not. But there are lots of things happening around us that can help us understand that loss and death are a part of life and a part of everyone's learning as they grow up.

Growing Kids website offers useful advice on how to talk to kids about the difficult issues involved. For further information visit their website

Other websites offer pointers to a wealth of

They show how children and young people learn to cope with the loss of someone they love, from picture books for the very young to teenage novels, as well as factual books about understanding death from the perspective of different cultures. See the website run by Birmingham City Council

Children’s Hospices

Children’s Hospice’s not only look after provide care and support for children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions but also offer support networks for siblings. Acorns Children’s Hospice, for example, sibling support services currently supports more than 290 siblings. They have a team of dedicated trained volunteers who work alongside the highly skilled Regional Sibling Lead. It’s a great place for advice and help – plus you can help them raise much needed funds

Sandwell Compassionate Communities - End Of Life Care & Support - Coping with Death and Dying - Palliative Care

Murray HallBridgesNHS West MidlandsSandwell NHS