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Parents & carers

Being there for your child and looking after yourself – before and after the death of a loved one.


Getting through one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to cope with.


Helping children to find the words which describe how you are really feeling.


Supporting professionals across all sectors who need to be there for grieving children and young people.


The Balloons Christmas Party for the families of children and young people who have received one-to-one support from Balloons will take place on Saturday 5th December at Cornwall House, University of Exeter.  The event is always popular and we are looking forward to welcoming families to what promises to be a very special day.  To find out more about the Balloons Christmas Party please contact Jo at admin@balloonscharity.co.uk.  Thank you to Sainsbury’s Exeter Guildhall store for donating food and refreshments to the event and to Exeter Student Volunteers who will also be helping with preparations and on the university campus during the party.  We are delighted that Rob Pudner and Dexter Newman from Entertainingly Different will be providing entertainment on the day with their combination of songs, games and traditional tales. Here are some photos from last years’ party.

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  • I cannot express how much help I received from Balloons. I know that my children and myself would be in an altogether different place if it was not for their sound help and advice throughout the last few months. From the first phone call, I felt as though there was a strong pair of arms holding my family together and those arms belonged to the Balloons team.–Balloons parent

  • The support worker helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, which was the main thing I was struggling with. I now feel a lot more at peace with myself, the world and my past.–Balloons young person, age 14

  • The child is back to her bouncing, cheerful self. She said she was less tearful and was able to tell me that it's her Grandma's birthday tomorrow; she smiled and said she hoped the sun would shine becasue Grandma liked sunny days. Thank you for the invaluable service you provide.–Balloons professional