Talk at the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Conference now online

If you have a spare 40 minutes, please do watch my talk at the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Conference in Dublin in November 2016. Online now at Elke Barber’s Talk at the ICBN conference 2016 Happy New Year everyone! xxx

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Child grief is like jumping in and out of puddles…

You know how they say that child grief is a bit like jumping in and out of puddles, while for us grown ups, it’s more like wading through a muddy river… Well, Olivia seems to have jumped into one of those puddles a couple of days ago, and is still bouncing about in it. (She […]

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Kids’ Talk…

Just boxing up my leftover books and one of Olivia’s friends (7 1/2) asks Olivia what I am doing. Her reply: “Oh, she wrote books about my Daddy dying and the questions that my brother asked her. Then she packages them up and sends them to people who want them.” – friend: “Your Mum writes […]

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Happy birthday Alex!

Happy birthday my little boy – 11 already… Can’t believe this is your 8th birthday without your daddy… Love you millions… xxxxx

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Lovely review by Julie Marshall (@juli3marshall on Twitter)

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Grampian Child Bereavement Network Conference 4th October 2016

Hellooooo, just popping in to let you know that I will be speaking at the Grampian Child Bereavement Network Conference on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 9:30am – 4:00pm at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen #supportbereavedchildconference2016 (flyer attached) if anyone is interested. xxx  

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Publishing update

Hi all, just popping in to let you know that I will only be able to sell our books directly until the 20th of next month (June 2016). After that, Jessica Kingsley Publishing will have sole publishing and distribution rights. (Except for the German one.) That also means that our books won’t be available for […]

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Panic attacks….

Last night Alex had a massive, massive panic attack. He was back there, at the caravan park, with his dying dad. Kept getting flashbacks. Couldn’t breathe, couldn’t talk, sobbed, kept hitting himself in the chest with his mouth wide open like a fish out of water… At one point I wasn’t sure whether he was […]

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Some lovely feedback…

This lovely feedback made me cry. Properly. It is so moving when someone shares their story and thanks us for our books. Means the absolute world. I would like to share (with permission of the writer – names blanked out to respect their privacy): “We got 2 new books today, thanks to a post I […]

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Child Bereavement UK conference Edinburgh 4th March 2015

I was honoured to have been asked to speak at the Child Bereavement UK conference “Getting Bereavement Right for Every Child” in Edinburgh this week. It was a great day, and wonderful to see so many people involved. Amongst other speakers, we got to listen to the amazing young person Jack McIntyre, who shared his […]

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