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08/12/2021

How to make memories before a bereavement

Published by Caroline, 8 Dec 2021

Christmas isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially if a bereavement is expected. At Holding On Letting Go we understand that it is an incredibly difficult and painful time for families facing the possible loss of a loved one over the festive time. When TV ads are encouraging everyone to have […]

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08/12/2021

How to get through Christmas if your family is bereaved

Published by Caroline, 8 Dec 2021

So many times, we are asked: ‘How are we going to get through Christmas?’ It can be a real worry, because even though adults may not feel like it, children will often still want Christmas to happen in some way. They will often understand that it won’t be the same, but if you are able […]

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08/12/2021

How to help your bereaved friends/family at Christmas

Published by Caroline, 8 Dec 2021

You don’t want to say the wrong thing, but you also don’t want to say nothing at all. You don’t want to interfere by asking if you can help, but you also don’t want to look like you’re not thinking about them by letting them just get on with it. The rules around bereavement vary […]

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08/12/2021

How to help your bereaved child cope at Christmas

Published by Caroline, 8 Dec 2021

Preparing for Christmas takes time and if you have a bereaved child, you may need to think of a few more things outside the shopping list and party planning. Sometimes, just a small gesture will be big in their world, so here are some ideas of things you can do for your child and together, […]

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