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Order our book for bereaved children: Someone has died suddenly

Someone has died suddenlyThanks to sponsorship kindly provided by Co-op Funeralcare, we are delighted to announce that we have released an updated version of our Someone has died suddenly book. This warm and colourful book, prepared in partnership with bereavement specialists, is for suddenly bereaved children and adults to read together.

It helps children understand their strong feelings and gives suggestions to help them cope. It provides straightforward information about practical things that happen after a sudden death, such as a post-mortem. The book aims to stimulate conversation and mutual support through questions such as 'Did they feel any pain?' and 'What's going to happen to their body?' The book features beautiful illustrations of Amy and Tom, two bereaved children, who tell their own stories of their sudden bereavements and their journey.

A work book section is full of activities that adults and children can do together in memory of the person who has died. The book comes with a free guide for adults, with advice for parents, teachers and other support workers on how to help suddenly bereaved children.

Thanks to sponsorship kindly provided by Co-Op Funeralcare, copies of Someone has died suddenly are free of charge to order (with the customer only paying for the postage). For UK and Republic of Ireland, please order hard copies through our shop (plus P&P), or download the e-version. For international hard copy orders, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange postage.

Click on the images below to view sample pages as PDFs.