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From Divorce to Death: The dos and don’ts of having difficult conversations with kids

Legal and General partnered with Clinical Psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin to explore the importance of having difficult conversations with children, including that about organ donation. Dr Rudkin discussed how to approach the conversation appropriately and provided some useful tips for parents wanting to engage their child in such conversations.

Important conversations to have with...
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Cohabiting couples to benefit from changes to bereavement benefit rules

On Thursday 15 July 2021, Baroness Stedman-Scott set out plans to extend bereavement support to cohabiting couples with children.

From: Department for Work and Pensions

Previously, a surviving parent could only claim the financial support if they had been married or in a civil partnership at the time of their spouse or civil partner’s death....

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Helping Your Family Through Pet Grief

Todays article is written by Julie Wood, who is an expert in Pet Grief and specialises in helping grieving pet owners process their grief so they can enjoy happy memories of their pet.

Pets are part of the family, and when they pass away it can be devastating for the whole family.

There can be feelings of guilt and anxiety as well as physical symptoms such as sleep issues,...

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Referrals from NSPCC helpline to agencies in South West surge during pandemic

  • Over 4,700 referrals made from NSPCC helpline to external agencies in the South West last year – a 41% rise from 2019/2020
  • Adult’s mental health and behaviour was the top concern, followed by neglect, emotional and physical abuse showing a worrying rise too
  • The charity reveals plans for Childhood Day which will bring the nation together to celebrate play, raise
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Ben and Marina Fogle launch charity appeal to help other bereaved parents

Ben and Marina Fogle launch charity appeal to help other bereaved parents

Ben and Marina Fogle star in a new film about the pioneering pregnancy research by charity Tommy’s, which aired on BBC1 on Saturday 27 February (you can find it on the BBC Iplayer for the rest of this month), having sadly found themselves among the 1 in 4 parents who personally experience baby loss.