The Importance of Endings

​ Life is full of both beginnings and endings; be that moving house, changing school or job, relationships or indeed when someone we know dies. They serve a huge purpose in the human mind; they can be a goal to work towards; exams being a perfect example. Or they may provide the necessary closure on a chapter of life to enable us to process our emo...
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Teenagers in Lockdown

I'm not coming out……… As I sit contemplating the last 3 weeks our teenagers are overwhelmingly in my thoughts. We have all been trying to come to terms with "The Lockdown" and adjusting to a new way of living.Whether that be adjusting to new ways of working, loss of finances, experiencing increasing anxiety or trying to spread our time across famil...
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Helping Young Children to Cope with Change

As parents and carers we want to protect, yet it is easy to think our youngest children are unaware or unaffected by events such as the Coronavirus outbreak. However, with mass news coverage, adults' conversations and anxieties, and changes to every-day routines it is impossible to shield young children completely despite our best efforts. These si...
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Urgent Appeal

With all events being closed down and people gathering restricted, Mosaic is currently unable to move forward with any of the fundraising events which were planned for the next few months, by themselves and others. This naturally means there will be a significant drop in income. At a time when we are most likely to be needed as a service, this is o...
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How to support children and young people through Coronavirus and lockdown

We all know that change and panic can make children more anxious than they would normally be and at this uniquely difficult time for the whole country it can be easy to forget the impact that this maybe having on our children and young people. Add to this the decision to close schools, nurseries and childminders, the cancellation of exams and the u...
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Coronavirus Update - 18/03/2020

Coronavirus Update - 18/03/2020 In light of the recent announcements from the government concerning the coronavirus we would like to make everyone aware of how we are planning to continue offering our service through this difficult and uncertain time. • The office will remain open and manned Monday – Friday 9-4pm so please continue to contact us vi...
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Mother's Day Advice and Support

With Mother's Day fast approaching, this can a challenging and difficult time for many bereaved children, particularly if it is their first one without Mum. Some children find it too painful to acknowledge, whilst others want to mark the importance of their Mum on this day but may be reluctant to discuss openly for fear of upsetting other members o...
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Mosaic Matters Printed Newsletter - Issue 39

Our latest Mosaic Newsletter is here and winging its way around Dorset, look out for all our latest news!  Click the below icon on the right to open in a new tab   Download PDF File Here
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Give it up and Give

Lent is nearly upon us once again this year, and many people will feel the need to challenge themselves over this period, for various reasons. The idea of giving up our favourite treats for a whole 40 days can seem quite daunting, so how about looking at it a different way and giving instead, or as well as, giving up? £1 a day seems not a lot doesn...
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Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - #FindYourBrave

'Courage is found in unlikely places' – J.R.R Tolkien This week is Children's Mental Health Week, with the theme for this year being 'Find Your Brave'. When was the last time you felt brave? Where were you and what did you do? You may have tried a new hobby or made a speech in front of a group of people. Bravery comes in many shapes and forms and c...
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Mosaic Residential Weekends!

If you've followed us for a while you have probably seen the photos of our residential weekends and have likely seen what a great time the children and young people have! If you want to know more about what goes on at one of these weekends, then read on to find out! The weekends offer the children and young people the chance to meet others who have...
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'It's Complicated' - Mosaic Conference 2020

With 7 weeks to go until our conference, the countdown is now well and truly on! The theme for this year is 'It's Complicated' taking a focus on traumatic and complex grief and the impact this can have on children and young people. As we have seen an increase in the number of referrals received for causes of death such as suicide, road traffic coll...
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Getting Through January

​ January can be a difficult month for many of us. The excitement of Christmas behind us and the warmth and light of spring seeming a long way in the future can lead to many people feeling very 'blue' during this month. The never-ending pressure of the media to reinvent ourselves in January can add extra stress to our already busy lives, so we thou...
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Alternative 2020 Resolutions

We all make them, don't we? Then we generally feel guilty about it, as within a week or two we have broken our resolutions or forgotten to do whatever it was we said we were going to do. So, why not make it easier on yourself and try something a little different in 2020? Take some time to think about what would make a small, but positive, diff...
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Grief at Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, fun, laughter and love, but for some it can be the most difficult time of the year. How can you even begin to feel festive when the person you loved so very much is no longer here? At Mosaic, we understand that Christmas can bring feelings of sadness, but we also encourage all our families to know it's okay to have f...
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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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International Volunteers Day - Learn More About Getting Involved!

Today is International Volunteers Day, offering a chance to celebrate every individual who gives their time to help Mosaic to continue offering support to bereaved children and young people across Dorset. Our work would simply not be possible without the help of all our incredible volunteers! As awareness of Mosaic grows across Dorset, so too does ...
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Christmas Shopping - Free Ways to Donate!

Beginning to think about Christmas shopping? This coming festive season we would like to bring to your attention a range of ways you could be making donations to Mosaic, and some of them are cost FREE! Mosaic – Supporting Bereaved Children are members of the following online charitable donation options, so please consider signing up for one before ...
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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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Mosaic Matters - Issue 38

  Download PDF File Here Our next issue of 'Mosaic Matters' is out now! Read all about what we have been up to over the last few months and what is coming up for the end of 2019! To receive future copies of 'Mosaic Matters' straight to your emails, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our mailing list. 
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