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Winston’s Wish Briefing: Responding to children after Stockholm attacks

by Winston's Wish • 7th April 2017

Winston’s Wish Briefing: Responding to children after Stockholm attacks News broke today of an attack in Stockholm, Sweden, where a truck has driven into a crowd. At least two people have been confirmed as dead so far. Winston’s Wish – the charity for bereaved children in the UK – has put together the following briefing […]

Rio Ferdinand’s Being Mum and Dad

by Scott Salter • 28th March 2017

Clare Jeffree from the Family Services Team at Winston’s Wish discusses supporting bereaved children ahead of Rio Ferdinand’s Being Mum and Dad. Being Mum and Dad airs tonight (28th March) at 9pm on BBC One.

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Responding to children affected by the media coverage of the incident in Westminster

by Winston's Wish • 22nd March 2017

Some frequently asked questions about how to support children These are some of the questions that are being asked by parents, teachers and others caring for children who are affected by the media coverage of incidents like that in Westminster. We have compiled the answers below by drawing on our experiences of supporting children, young […]

Feelings and thoughts

by Winston's Wish • 6th March 2017

Numbness, shock and disbelief ‘The day after, I was walking around as if nothing had happened. It couldn’t be real, could it? Surely I’d wake up and find it was a dream?’ By its very nature, suicide is often untimely, unexpected and may be violent. Sometimes a death through suicide comes out of a clear […]

Explaining homicide to children and young people

by Winston's Wish • 6th March 2017

Never too young to know Many adults still find it difficult to talk about death with children and it can be tempting to shield them from pain. However, it is really important that children have a clear understanding (as far as their age allows) that the person has died. Even young children need an explanation […]

Remembering mum this Mother’s Day – guidance from Winston’s Wish

by Winston's Wish • 1st March 2017

Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is providing guidance for those who are remembering a loved one this Mother’s Day, Sunday 26th March. The charity recognises that this special day is not always a joyful and celebratory time for everyone. Every 22 minutes a child in Britain is bereaved of a […]

Winston’s Wish offers help and advice for bereaved children and their families at Christmas time

by Winston's Wish • 5th December 2016

der=”0″ allowfullscreen> When someone important has died, Christmas can be a difficult time for children and equally challenging for parents, carers and other family members. Winston’s Wish helps over 30,000 children every year through its national Freephone Helpline 08088 020 021, weekly groups, support programmes and one to one support services. The charity offers some […]

Two new trustees appointed to the Winston’s Wish board

by Winston's Wish • 14th November 2016

Winston’s Wish is delighted to announce two new trustees, Mark Smith and Clare Gallie, who join their existing board. The trustees join as part of the charity’s plans to make their services more accessible for families across the UK and to secure a sustainable future. Clare Gallie joins Winston’s Wish with 13 years of experience […]