New resource to help children with bereavement

13/02/2019   //   No Comments

The Lions Club has launched its latest child help support book, Life Changes 2, which it believes is an invaluable resource for funeral directors and those working with children in the wider community.

Life Changes 2 was launched by the Countess of Wessex, who is the Lions’ Patron, at Portcullis House in London. SAIF Member ‘Tracey Warren of Stoodley & Son was one of those invited to attend the launch and has supported the book since its publication.

The Club’s two publications Life Changes 1: Loss, Change and Bereavement for three-11 year olds and Life Changes 2: Loss, Change and Bereavement for 11-16 year olds were developed following research undertaken by Dr Erica Brown working with Professor Jane Coad at the Centre for Children and Families Applied Research at Coventry University.

The resources break new ground in helping teachers and professionals develop a proactive whole school and community approach to loss and change in children’s and young people’s lives and a reactive approach that gives guidance on how best to help.

Research found the majority of young people (up to 90%) are reported to have experienced adverse life events, and what they consider to be the loss of a close or significant relationship, before 16. Some adverse experiences can have immediate and long-term consequences.

Life Changes 1 is £44.95 and Life Changes 2 is £59.95, and are available from Lions MD 105 Lifeskills Ltd 257 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 6DT, or phone 01204 435340 or email

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