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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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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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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Dorset County Show

In the summer Mosaic were thrilled to be asked to meet with Mrs Hill, the chairman and Mr Cowen the president of Dorset County Show. Alongside secretary, Will Hyde, we discussed whether they believed that Mosaic would be suitable as being the charity of the year and we were totally amazed when we were chosen to be just that! Having grown up in the ...
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Volunteering for Mosaic - Meet Lydia!

Our volunteers are such a valued asset to the Mosaic team, so we are taking the time to share with you why they volunteer for us and what they gain from the experience! This time we spoke to Lydia... Tell us a bit about yourself. I live in Milborne St Andrew with my fiancé, Rog. We have 3 chickens and a large vegetable garden which keeps us very bu...
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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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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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