Coping at Christmas when someone has died

Christmas can be a very difficult time when someone in the family has died.  Each year we invite some of the families we have been working with to our Preparing for Christmas event. For most of them this is going to be their first Christmas following the death of someone close. When you are in that situation it is very hard and it can help to see that your family is not the only one. We do activities to remember their special person, we think about what might be difficult, what they might want to change this year and what they might want to keep the same. We also have some fun together, as it was a party after all! We’re sharing some of the advice we give to families and some of their wisdom so it can benefit others.

For further information about what can help at this time of year you can download our information sheet here

Please take a few minutes to watch this video, it really brings to life the work we do

SeeSaw was one of 10 winners at this year's GSK Impact Awards. As part of our prize, the following video was produced by The King's Fund. The film was shown for the first time at the awards ceremony at the London Science Museum on 12 May. Please take a look to find out more about our work with children in Oxfordshire.  

2016 GSK IMPACT Awards: SeeSaw from The King's Fund on Vimeo.