Helping children through bereavement

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.


Bluebell Walk - Sunday 17th May

Sponsored walk through bluebell woods at Cornbury Park.  4 or 8 mile routes to choose from. 75% of sponsorship will be for SeeSaw, 25% is for the Rotary Club charities.  Download a sponsorship form here or set up a fundraising page on Justgiving

Rare Plant Fair - 24th May

An opportunity to buy rare and interesting plants in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Kingston Bagpuize House.  Further details here.

Human Table Football

This exciting team challenge event is taking place on Wednesday 17th June at Jennings, Monument Park, Chalgrove from midday.  Cost per team of 5 (plus reserves) is £200.  BBQ, Pimms tent, entertainment all afternoon. Further information can be found by following this link - Human Table Football and download a Registration form here.

SeeSaw's 15th Anniversary Picnic Ball - 27th June

Gather your friends together and come to the SeeSaw 15th Anniversary Picnic Ball. Guaranteed to be a great fun night in splendid surroundings at Kingston Bagpuize House. Dancing with live band, entertainment and a few surprises. Tables seat 8-10 people. Tickets just £20 each.  Here is an invitation letter and a poster

British 10K London - 12th July

Join the SeeSaw Team on the Vitality British 10K Run.  The world's greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital's truly world class historic landmarks.  Contact Jane Elliott- or phone 01865 744768 to book your place.