Children and Bereavement:


When someone close to you dies it can be a scary and confusing time.  Balloons is here to help with advice, support and ideas to help you understand death and to work through your thoughts and feelings about the person who has died.  We do this in grief support sessions with a Balloons volunteer who you can; simply talk to, share thoughts and feelings with, do craft activities with and do memory work with.

Here are some book that you might find helpful:


Up in Heaven, by Emma Chichester Clark

The Heart and the Bottle, by Oliver Jeffers

Chocolate Chipped, by Shelley Gilbert & Vicky Baruch

The Day the Sea Went Out & Never Came Back, by Margot Sutherland

Sad Book, by Michael Rosen

The Copper Tree (when a teacher dies), by Hilary Robinson & Mandy Stanley

Emotionary, by Palabrad Aladas

Rabbityness, by Jo Empson