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Support for children

Supporting children and teens through grief

Children and teens grieve too and their reactions to grief depend on many things, including their development stage.

Mary Potter Hospice offers free-of-charge counselling and arts therapy sessions for children under 18 years of age. Please speak to a Hospice staff member if you feel your child may benefit from these services.

Listed below are a range of links to resources that you may find helpful when supporting your child through the times ahead.

Online resources:

Helpful books:

  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
  • The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald
  • The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
  • The Memory Book by Joanna Rowland
  • In My Heart by Jo Witek
  • Someone I Love Died by Christine Harder Tangvald
  • Big Life Journal (ages 7-10)
  • Big Life Journal for Tweens and Teens (ages 11+)