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'It gave XXXX a chance to talk to some-one neutral and be under no pressure telling some-one how she feels.'

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

'...has come more out of her shell and seems to have become a lot happier in herself in the last few months. It's hard to explain but I can see the sad look that was always seemingly on her face has vanished..'

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

100% just by been able to talk and have some-one neutral to listen and be as understanding as XXXX greatly helped [my child]. I couldn't recommend the service enough and can't thank XXXX enough. She has helped [my child], which I found very re-assuring.

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘What I most liked was that I could come here and express myself and share my own opinion. It helped get through and understand all my feelings and problems in life.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I found most helpful was the way my life is normal again.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

‘… the place is very tranquil for reflections.’ My son can ‘… can express his emotions now and learn to cry.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I found all the books very very helpful about feeling etc… To leave on any worries on feeling I also think that talking is great and colouring your worries. So that you know how you feel.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

'Regarding attendance at the Children’s Grief Centre, one parent said ‘the most helpful part was that it was based on a donation. Totally confidential and very pleasant staff.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘It made me feel like I was taking away some of the weight on my chest by talking.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

‘…. The support ….. got helped her understand and come to terms with our separation. It [the Centre] was a very safe place for …., just for her to talk.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I was able to say what I wanted without being afraid of making the people that I love upset.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘Knowing that it wasn’t my fault that Dad went away.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

‘…. is able and willing to show more affection to others and is less withdrawn and moody. He is brighter in himself. Getting on better with his siblings too.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I found helpful – that coming here made my life easier. There was less arguing in the house.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘Helen helped me to understand that if any one’s little boys and girls died it’s ok to cry.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

‘It is not the child’s responsibility to navigate the adults through the fallout [of separation]. Rather …… is entitled to her childhood and to enter her teens confident, reassured and loved by both parents without feeling she has to favour one over the other.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

'Explaining things and talking about them without being scared.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I thought that being interacted with properly and not having words put in my mouth or being spoken down to was really helpful. I was able to have my own opinions and thoughts.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

‘Slowly my child is talking about death and her Dad without hesitation. She still cries when we have a deeper communication about her father. My child is positive nowadays – small talk about her father. She understands now that her Dad in in a happy place and she will always have her Dad inside her heart. And she knows now that there are people who will always help her.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

'One child found Children’s Grief Centre helped him ‘To talk about granddad.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

'Child A found Children’s Grief Centre ‘Helpful to get over the separation.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

'One child’s Mum said following her child’s attendance at Children’s Grief Centre that she ‘speaks more freely and tends to be more confident and not as quiet in herself. Also she interacts better with her younger sister and classmates.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I got to talk about my feelings and no-one else’s instead of keeping them bottled up.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

‘We lost XXXX’s Mum when he was 3 and while I always tried to be open and honest with him and to engage him in a conversation whenever he spoke of his Mum, I was worried that as he got older that he had not actually grieved. The opportunity for my son to talk and explore his grief and feelings with an outside person has really helped him.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘That you got to draw picture of daddy and all of us.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

'A parent said following her child’s attendance at the Centre ‘ … a calmness has come over him. He is more focussed in school and makes friends more easily now. We now speak more openly about our situation and he understands that things that happened in the past are not his fault’.

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘They helped me to understand how I was feeling, why I was feeling this way and also that it is ok.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

The centre ‘really helped xxx who was struggling hugely with our separation. Without this service I would have struggled to help xxx come to terms with everything.’

2016 - 2017

Child Testimonial

‘I found the talking really helpful because someone understands.’

2016 - 2017

Parent Testimonial

Client A was really having problems sleeping and Helen really helped her. Thanks Helen. A is a lot more confident in herself and willing to talk about problems which she may have had and this helps everybody concerned’

2016 - 2017