Oxfordshire journalist Clare Mackintosh has written an article for Parentdish about supporting children following the death of a close family member.  

She looked for support from SeeSaw to help her own family. Helen Mackinnon, Director of SeeSaw, helped her put together advice for parents.  

You can read the article by following this link

SeeSaw's 15th Anniversary

SeeSaw is celebrating our 15th Anniversary in 2015. Over the years SeeSaw has supported over 4,300 bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire.  To mark this special milestone we have launched a 15th Anniversary Appeal where people can donate on-line towards our vital work.  Please click here to help bereaved children in Oxfordshire.

Young people supporting SeeSaw

15 young people took part in the National Citizen Service in Bicester and spent 4 weeks working together to raise money for SeeSaw.  Two young people had been supported by SeeSaw when their fathers died when they were at primary school.  See what they did in this short film.

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’ written by SeeSaw's Jenny Armstrong.

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.


Global Make Some Noise - Heart fm

Global’s Make Some Noise is Heart's charity that improves the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the Thames Valley and throughout the UK. We do this by supporting small inspiring projects that don't always get heard. SeeSaw is one of the chosen charities for the Thames Valley region.  Thursday October the 8th is Dress Loud Day for Global's Make Some Noise. You can download a Dress Loud fundraising pack HERE.  Do Good has dressed loud today!

Vitality Oxford Half Marathon - 11th October

We have 12 runners taking part in this year's Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 11th October including ex-Oxford United player Steve Basham.  You can sponsor Steve here

An Audience with Raymond Blanc OBE - 22nd October

Raymond Blanc has been a very generous Patron of SeeSaw's since 2007 and he and his wonderful team are helping us to celebrate our 15th Annivesary by hosting a fabulous fundraising dinner for 50 people on 22nd October.  Tickets have now sold out.