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Summer Holidays on a budget: Advice from WAY members

Are you looking for things to do in the summer holidays that won’t break the bank? Our friends at WAY Widowed and Young have been sharing some money-saving ideas to help you make the most of the summer months without worrying about the cost. I was a teacher when my children ...
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How to talk to children about death

Grief, death, and dying are all things no one wants to talk about, but we do. - Grace, Youth Trustee, 23 (bereaved at age 8)  Bringing up the topic of death with children and young people is really important. Lots of adults find this uncomfortable when talking to other adults, and ...
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Navigating Father’s Day: tips from widowed parents

Father's Day can be especially difficult for families who have lost their dad or another special male role model in their life. It can be difficult to avoid Father's Day with adverts and social media posts being a constant reminder that your dad is no longer here. Our Full Circle partners ...
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WAY members share tips for Stress Awareness Month

As part of Stress Awareness Month our Full Circle partners at the peer support charity WAY Widowed and Young have some advice from their members about how they manage their stress: The biggest challenge is that you lose your biggest support when you lose your spouse so having some WAY (or ...
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Supporting grieving children and young people through exams

Exams can often be a difficult time for most students when people can feel under pressure to perform and to give of their best. This can sometimes feel additionally difficult for students who are grieving, who may find it hard to think clearly, take information in, access memory recall, concentrate ...
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WAY members share how they cope at Easter

Holidays such as Easter can be especially difficult for families who have lost someone special in their life. With so many people sharing their happy moments it can be difficult to avoid the holidays and it can be a constant reminder that your loved one is no longer here. Our Full ...
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How to support young people who are struggling with their grief

This article has been written by freelance writer Sophie Bishop. Sophie aims to spread awareness through her writing around issues to do with healthcare, grief and wellbeing. www.sophiebishop.co.uk.In a survey carried out by YouGov, it was found that around 18 million people across the UK were uncomfortable talking about bereavement. ...
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Top reasons for having a Will

Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. If you don't leave a will, the law decides. Name your children's guardian When writing a will, you don't just decide how your estate is divided up. You also have a say as to who should ...
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