I’ve recently written articles for two Funeral Service Magazines – Funeral Service Journal and Funeral Service Times (both below). It’s wonderful that funeral directors are recognising the importance of supporting bereaved children and the part that play can have in this. One funeral director has not only bought a set of Good Grief Toys to… Read More Good Grief Toys – gaining great interest from Funeral Directors
To help introduce you to the characters of Good Grief Toys BackPocketTeacher has an advent calendar. Click here to open a door each day and meet the people and pieces of Good Grief Toys. I am fundraising to provide 10 UK bereavement charities and 10 UK schools with a set of Good Grief Toys. This… Read More A Christmas countdown introducing you to Good Grief Toys
I am raising £5,000 to fund child bereavement toys for UK Child Bereavement Charities and UK schools. It’s been a tough year (physically, emotionally and financially), but if you are in a position to contribute to this fundraising I’d be extremely grateful. And it would be great if you could help me spread the word about this campaign… Read More Raising £5,000 to fund child bereavement toys for UK Child Bereavement Charities & UK schools. Can you help?
When you’re given the label PMLD, it is based on you having profound and multiple disabilities. Unfortunately, this also means that children in the PMLD class will inevitably get ill and die. During my few years at special school three classmates died, and since I left there have been more. Children labelled with PMLD are […]… Read More Bereavement in PMLD classes — EYE CAN TALK
I’ve written a new blog article for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. It’s all about my how you can support bereaved children through play. Plus, I discuss my path from Churchill Fellow to PhD student. If you’d like to read this blog article please click here Good Grief Toys ® available here
I am absolutely delighted that We All Grieve the book that I wrote for Winston’s Wish – supporting bereaved children who have special educational needs and disabilities – has won the 2020 Teach Primary Award for SEND. To buy a copy of this book click here We All Grieve Training I have also written Winston… Read More We won!
September & a new challenge Is it the commericials on tv, the changes in the weather, or your calendar that tells you autumn and a new school year is approaching? As a teacher of nearly 25 years (how did that happen?!) it’s my natural body clock telling me September is here and kicking off the… Read More New school year, but not returning to school…..