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

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 are available from Tickets Oxford

Events Diary

11th, 18th and 20th November at 6.30 pm.  Children Singing for Children - St Edburg's Church, Bicester

29th November                                                Bag packing at Marks & Spencer Summertown Branch - volunteers needed.  Please contact us if you can lend a hand.

4th December at 7.30 pm                          Witney Rotary Club Christmas Concert at the Methodist Church, Witney

6th December                                                 Bag packing at Sainsbury's Wantage Branch - volunteers needed.  Please contact us if you can lend a hand.

6th to 14th December                                    Cowley Festival of Christmas Trees at St James' Church, Cowley. Please click here for further details 

13th December                                              Abingdon Operatic Society Carol Singing at Waitrose Abingdon

14th December from 3pm to 5pm                West Oxford Community Choir presents a Christmas Sing-a-Long at the West Oxford Community Centre.  Free Admission. Refreshments available. Collection in aid of SeeSaw

16th December at 8 pm                                Together at Christmas - Christ Church Cathedral