Layout 1Resources that may help children if someone is going to die:


Books to be read to young children:

  • Badger’s Parting gifts by Susan Varley
  • Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? by Elke Barber
  • The Secret C – Straight talking about Cancer published by Winston’s Wish, UK.

A guide for parents and guardians:

Layout 1 Books to help explain death to young children

These books may to be read to young children:

  • What happened to Daddy’s Body? by Elke Barber
  • Sad isn’t bad. A good grief guidebook for Kids dealing with loss. By Michaelene Mundy & R.W. Alley
  • When Dinosaurs die. A guide to understanding death. By Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
  • I Miss you. A first look at death by Pat Thomas.

Layout 1Below are various resources for for parents who are caring for bereaved children 

Layout 1For more information on children’s grief please click on leaflets below.  See also
 for more resources and information

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nformation on adult grief please click on leaflets below.  See also for more resources and information.

 Layout 1Other sources of support
Barnardos Bereavement Helpline Service – 01 473 2110


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