A must for anyone working with PMLD children! This book has given me the perfect way to support the children in my class through a traumatic and incredibly upsetting time, losing a classmate and friend. The story strikes the right balance, discussing a complex subject but in a manageable way that the whole class can… Read More Review of Remembering Lucy
I will shortly be heading to America for the next phase of my Churchill Fellowship – researching best practice in supporting bereaved children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The schedule for my trip is really coming together now and I am so excited about the incredible people I will be meeting. In New… Read More Churchill Fellowship – USA trip
NHS England have written an excellent leaflet for parents to help with when a child dies. NHS Information Guide The guide has been put together by a group of bereaved parents, support organisations and professionals; it is for parents and carers of a child under 18 who has died (this includes the main carers for… Read More Information for parents – when a child dies
This article looks at the need for teachers to be brave and have conversations with their students about death, bereavement and grief. Schools need to include in their curriculum lessons about death as well as life. Source: How brave a teacher are you? – Twinkl Teaching Blog
As my time in Denmark and Norway comes to an end my to do list is rapidly getting longer and longer. Normally the ever growing to do list brings a sense of doom and dread, but not this time! I have seen and experienced so many things over the past three weeks and spoken to… Read More The to do list!
Copenhagen – Denmark Bergen – Norway
I have nearly completed the Denmark and Norway phases of my Churchill Fellowship travels and I have been struck by many things during these wonderful 3 weeks. One of these observations is that people (strangers apart from a few email conversations and tweets) are so incredibly generous with their time and support. I have met… Read More The generosity of strangers
It’s been another big day in Bergen – I had the privilege of meeting with professors from the Psychology Department of the University of Bergen and Clinical Psychologists from the Centre for Crisis Psychology. These two groups work together with great effect. It was absolutely fascinating to hear about the research projects that they… Read More Another big day in Bergen!
Bergen is a beautiful city, but it’s true, it rains here a lot. As I walked into the city today I repeatedly had to jump over puddles. As I navigated my way over, round and at times through the puddles my thoughts turned towards children managing a bereavement. Picking their way over, round and through… Read More Puddle Jumping in Bergen
When visiting a special school in Norway this week I was overwhelmed by how easily I was able to communicate with the pupils. I guess you’re thinking that I speak some Norwegian…..no, not a word! Instead I had wonderful conversations with the children using Intensive Interaction. It was such a beautiful experience, resulting in both… Read More Intensive Interaction ~ the universal language