The Upward Spiral of Grief

There are a few different grief theories and models around that attempt to explain how people grieve. Many of them are very linear in approach and seem to imply that there are various different stages to work through, in a specific order, until the person reaches acceptance of their loved one's death. Some, however, look at grief being different fo...
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Pre-Bereavement - When A Loved One Is Not Expected To Live

How children react to the news that a parent is dying will vary enormously. Having information about what is happening can really help children to feel they are involved and that everyone is going through this together. As a parent you may feel concerned about what information to give to your children at a time when you are coming to terms with you...
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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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Back to School

​ Going back to school after the summer holidays can be daunting and evoke feelings of anxiety for some children, particularly when they have experienced a bereavement. After having 6 or more weeks off for the summer holidays, settling back into the school routine can be a challenge. Having had time to relax, see friends or even go on holiday, goin...
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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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NEW! 2019 - 2020 Training Booklet

Our training programme for 2019 - 2020 is now complete!  We are so excited to also include details of our 2020 conference titled 'It's Complicated' - A Child's View of Traumatic Grief. We have a great day of speakers and workshops lined up with full details and tickets available at  conference.mosaicfamilysupport.org Those who have been o...
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Training Team Updates - Autumn 2018

What a busy couple of months it has been in the training department, with bookings flying in for our one-day training courses and conference. We have delivered our Introduction to Childhood Bereavement course and Supporting Children Pre-Bereavement as well as several days of training tailored to meet bespoke needs. On 6 th October we delivered our ...
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Training Team Updates - Summer 2018

The schools may have broken up for the holidays but here in the training department we have been busy preparing for the new 'term' ahead! In recent months the Training Team has seen a few changes with the recruitment of Siân as the Training and Development Co-Ordinator followed by myself (Emily) taking up the post of Training and Development Assist...
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