A Green Christmas!

As a small charity based in rural Dorset, we try our best to be 'green' where we can; reducing our waste, reusing items for children's crafting projects and recycling. At Christmas, the season of excess, we wanted to try a little harder.  This year we aren't sending cards out to our supporters, instead choosing to send...
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World Mental Health Day - Thursday 10th October 2019

Although mental health is something which is of paramount importance every day of the year, World Mental Health Day offers a perfect opportunity to consider how we can look after our minds as well as our bodies! In this week's blog, members of the Mosaic team are taking the time to share some of our favourite mental health resources. Diana – Music ...
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#ReadABookDay - Our Favourite Books About Bereavement

Books can be a great way to help children and young people understand their feelings after a loved one has died. As today is #ReadABookDay, we thought we would take this opportunity to share some of our favourite books about bereavement. The Magical Wood - Mark Lemon 'The Magical Wood is a story about loss, friendship and hope'. We love this b...
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How Myself and Others Find Nature a Comfort by Emma Pritchard

During my own grief and difficult life transitions, I have submerged myself within nature as a source of comfort, healing, relaxation and hope. These moments in nature have reminded me of the light, love and life that surround me when my grief has felt dark and heavy, by simply noticing the small wonders; the purple heather carpet over heath land, ...
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#NationalRelaxationDay - Taking Time to Look After Yourself

'If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete' – Jack Kornfield It is often difficult to find the time to look after ourselves, especially when we are busy caring for others around us. For some, it may feel selfish to spend an hour doing something completely for us when friends and family are needing our support.  Spending al...
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#InternationalDayOfFriendship – How Do I Support My Grieving Friend?

'They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel' – Carl W. Beuchner What makes a good friend? Chances are, it will differ for every person reading this post. As with any relationship, friendships are often subject to the demands of daily life and are rapidly changing. If you add in a bereavement, this can add furth...
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Father's Day

As Father's Day fast approaches, for those children who have experienced the death of a father this day takes on an entirely different meaning. Father's Day can be an incredibly difficult time for bereaved children but it also can be a day when they can 'celebrate' the relationship they had with their Dad and share lots of positive memories togethe...
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Merry Christmas from Mosaic!

As the end of 2018 fast approaching, we are looking ahead to 2019 with plans for family events, fundraisers and training well underway.  Although Christmas is considered a time of joy and laughter, for some it can be a difficult time of year. To offer support we have put together an advent calendar offering advice to some of our families who w...
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Mosaic Patron Sir Al - Paper published in British Medical Bulletin - Think adult—think child! Why should staff caring for dying adults ask what the death means for children in the family?

Sir Al Aynsley-Green is our Mosaic Patron, he trained as a children's physician, was James Spence Professor of Child Health in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, then Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Director of Clinical Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children; he was then first National Clinical Director for Children i...
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