'Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship.'
Robert Anderson

A short film about the book 'What does Dead Mean?'

Available here from Jessica Kingsley Publishers


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New Podcast: Jenni Thomas talks Child Bereavement - Coming soon

The ALMT is pleased to announce the publication of a new podcast series featuring Jenni Thomas OBE talking about child bereavement. Jenni Thomas Talks About Child Bereavement will launch on September 10th and episode one will feature a conversation with former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, as he shares how he and his wife Ruth were helped by Jenni and her bereavement counselling, provided through the ALMT. 


Preview below

  • 'This is about Me and You'

    A workbook specially written to help communicate difficult information to children when a parent or prime carer is terminally ill and not expected to live. Supportive communication when a parent does not have long to live is invaluable.

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  • Guide to using 'This is about Me and You'

    Designed to be used by you and your child, working together we recommend that the workbook guide for This is about Me and You is read by the adult before using the work book .Some families have decided to use a few pages at a time

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  • 'My book about our baby who died'

    An interactive workbook for use by a parent or prime carer of young children from the age of 4. The child would only use the workbook with an adult to draw and write about themselves, their family and friends and about the baby brother or sister who

    PDF download

What Does Dead Mean?


What Does Dead Mean? is a beautifully illustrated book that guides children gently through 17 of the 'big' questions they often ask about death and dying. Questions such as 'Is being dead like sleeping?', 'Why do people have to die?' and 'Where do dead people go?' are answered simply, truthfully and clearly to help adults explain to children what happens when someone dies. Prompts encourage children to explore the concepts by talking about, drawing or painting what they think or feel about the questions and answers. Suitable for children aged 4+, this is an ideal book for parents and carers to read with their children, as well as teachers, therapists and counsellors working with young children.


You can buy the book here


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