A new resource from SeeSaw

Through practical support and understanding, SeeSaw works with children and families to help them manage the difficult times before and after the death of a loved one, and to face the future with hope.

What happens when someone dies?

'What happens when someone dies? A book for adults and children to share together’

When someone special dies, it can be a really confusing time for children as they try to understand what has happened, what will happen to that person's body and even where the person is now. 

The book is written for adults supporting children aged 3–11 years at this difficult time. It will also be valuable to help children with special needs. Through photographs and the use of simple language, adults will be helped to explain what happens when someone dies. The book also offers ideas to think and talk about together. 


Please contact us for further information about how to order copies of this book.


News and events

Oxford Half Marathon: Sunday 12 October

A 13-mile race around Oxford taking in many of the city's finest sights. This year the race will include the 'Bannister Mile' – a lap retracing Sir Roger Bannister's record-breaking four-minute mile 60 years ago.

Abingdon Marathon: Sunday 19 October

This is a race for serious marathon runners and is Oxfordshire's premier marathon event. There is a strict five-hour time limit. Places have sold out and the waiting list is closed but we have some places for SeeSaw runners. We also need help with marshalling, running water stations and serving tea and coffee at the end of the race.

If you would like to run, or to help at these events, please contact our fundraiser Jane Elliott at fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by calling 01865 744 768.

Christ Church Cathedral: Tuesday 16 December

An evening of words and music hosted by Esther Rantzen and Paul Mayhew-Archer featuring music from the Dragon School Choir, the Oxford Gospel Choir and the Summertown Singers. In aid of SeeSaw and Sobell House Hospice, tickets will be available from Tickets Oxford from 1 October.