Bereavement

The Samaritans

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is a charitable organisation that offers 24/7 support to anyone across the UK and the Republic of Ireland who feels they are in distress or who simply needs to talk. There are 201 separate branches, and the Samaritans have been offering a non-judgemental listening ear for more than 60 years. Since 1984 the

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Telling a child about the death of a grandparent

Telling a child about the death of a grandparent

The passing of Nan or Granddad may be the first experience your child has of death. What, and how you break the news to them will depend on many things – the age of your child, the relationship they had with the grandparent, how mature they are, and so on. We all want to protect

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Coping with the loss of a parent

In a perfect world our parents grow old gracefully and pass away peacefully, having lived full and happy lives. For many this is how it plays out, but for others death may be quick and unexpected, or follow a long and difficult illness. However it happens, nothing can prepare you for when it comes. Somehow

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Cystic Fibrosis in children

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that interferes with the movement of salt among certain cells in the body. It is a life-threatening condition that results in the production of thick secretions in the form of salty sweat, heavy and sticky mucus, and viscous digestive juices. The movement of these secretions around the body can

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Let go and trust in life a little more

Are you are worrier? Or a control freak? Do you live under the illusion that the control of your life is in your hands? How would it be to step aside and let life do its thing? Being human is an uncertain business, the only surety is that we will all die, but the details

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How much a funeral costs

It’s not something that any of us likes to think about, but unfortunately at some point in our lives it’s likely that we will have to arrange a funeral. The average cost of a funeral in the UK is over £3,000 and at a time when you’re grieving over the loss of a loved one,

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