Someone I know has died

When someone close to you dies it can be a scary and confusing time.  Balloons is here to help with advice, support and ideas to support you to understand death and work through your thoughts and feelings about the person who has died.  We do this in sessions called ‘Grief Support’ with a Balloons Grief Support Worker.  These sessions provide you with someone to talk to, share thoughts and feelings with, do craft activities with, do memory work with.  We can work with you in your school or at home.

If you would like more information about death and dying please speak to a parent, carer or trusted adult about contacting us.  We can be contacted on 01392 826064 or

You can order children’s books from the local library that might be helpful. Here’s a few of our favourites:

  • Up in Heaven, by Emma Chichester Clark
  • The Heart and the Bottle, by Oliver Jeffers
  • Chocolate Chipped, by Shelley Gilbert & Vicky Baruch
  • The Day the Sea Went Out & Never Came Back, by Margot Sutherland
  • Sad Book, by Michael Rosen
  • The Copper Tree (when a teacher dies), by Hilary Robinson & Mandy Stanley
  • Emotionary, by Palabrad Aladas
  • Rabbityness, by Jo Empson