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Useful reading

'Coping with grief when someone you love dies suddenly' by Mary Williams for Brake

This free booklet aims to help you understand emotions and feelings commonly suffered after a sudden death. It provides straightforward advice on how to cope and who can help you to recover. Buy from Brake.


'Someone has died suddenly' by Mary Williams and Steve Fraser

This warm and colourful book, prepared in partnership with bereavement specialists, is for suddenly bereaved children and adults to read together. It helps children understand their strong feelings and gives suggestions to help them cope. It provides straightforward information about practical things that happen after a sudden death, such as a post-mortem examination. Included are tips for adults on how to use it with young children. Buy from Brake.


'Someone has died in a road crash' by Mary Williams and Caroline Chisholm

Two young characters, who have been bereaved by a road crash, narrate the colourful book by giving caring and helpful tips. Tackling all the tough questions that children may want to ask, the book deals with the crash itself, funerals, police investigation and the possible emotions a child may experience. Buy from Brake.