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Alternative goodbyes

by Winston's Wish • 22nd June 2017

It is never too late to hold a memorial or other ceremony for an important person. You could consider linking this to an important date – for example the date of their death, or of the funeral or of their birthday. Children and young people who did not attend the funeral may appreciate some of […]


Prince Harry talks about attending his mother's funeral

Should children attend a funeral?

by Winston's Wish • 22nd June 2017

In light of Prince Harry’s comments about the distress of having to walk behind his mother’s coffin whilst millions of people watched across the World, we’ve received lots of questions about whether a child should attend a funeral. Families and individuals within families can have very different views on whether children should see the body after death […]


Suggested Reading List by Winston's Wish

Suggested Reading List

by Winston's Wish • 20th June 2017

Using stories and activities can be a really good way to explore issues with a child who has been bereaved. We have created a list of books, which we have found helpful when working with bereaved children, young people and their families. There are also textbooks and reference sources for people working in the area […]


Winston’s Wish celebrates 25th Anniversary with event at the House of Lords

by Winston's Wish • 20th June 2017
Winston's Wish celebrates 25th Anniversary with event at the House of Lords In 2017, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Here are some pictures from a special event we held at the House of Lords.

Talking about tragic events Winston's Wish

Talking About Tragic Events

by Winston's Wish • 20th June 2017

By Sacha Richardson, Director of Family Services at Winston’s Wish Terrorist attacks, as well as natural and man-made disasters, are, sadly, regular occurrences these day – in the last few months we have seen multiple attacks in the UK alone. When these events hit the news it is important to think about how and what we […]


Remembering Dad on Father's Day 2017

Remember Dad on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June 2017

by Winston's Wish • 13th June 2017

Winston’s Wish understands that for children and young people coping with life after the death of their father, this weekend can be particularly poignant. Whilst many families make preparations for celebrating dad’s special day on Sunday, for some families it is an especially difficult time. Bereaved children and young people are faced with reminders of […]


Borough High Street - London Terror Attack

London Terror Attack: Talking About Tragic Events

by Winston's Wish • 4th June 2017

The London Terror attacks took place on Saturday 3rd June. This blog post aims to help anyone seeking to talk to young people about tragic events. Our Freephone National Helpline is open tomorrow at 9am for those with further questions on 08088 020 021.  By Sacha Richardson, Director of Family Services at Winston’s Wish Terrorist […]


Winston's Wish Manchester Attacks May 2017

Responding to children and young people affected by the media coverage of the incident in Manchester

by Winston's Wish • 23rd May 2017

Some frequently asked questions about how to support children and young people 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 Manchester. We have compiled the answers below by drawing on our experiences of […]