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Patient and family support

Resources for families

Recommended Reading

For younger children:

TitleAuthorAvailable from
“Saying Goodbye to Hare”Carol LeeAmazon
“Badger’s Parting Gifts”Susan VarleyAmazon
“Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine”Diana Crossley and Kate SheppardAmazon
“The Tenth Good Thing about Barney”Judith ViorstAmazon

Older Children:

TitleAuthorAvailable from
“What Does Dead Mean?”Caroline Jay and Jenni ThomasJessica Kingsley Publishers
“What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?”Trevor RomainAmazon
“Michael Rosen’s Sad Book”Michael RosenAmazon
“A Monster Calls”Patrick NessAmazon

Helpful books for parents:

TitleAuthorAvailable from
“As Big As It Gets: supporting a child when a parent is seriously ill”Julie Stokes, Diana Crossley and Di StubbsAmazon
“Talking to Children and Teenagers when an Adult has Cancer”Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support

Useful Websites

WebsiteGood because: website developed especially for teenagers. online youth service “helping you get through tough times”. well known service for children and young people, offering help and advice on a wide range of issues. national charity which provides information, phone line and an online forum. great resource for parents, families and childcare professionals, Understanding Childhood provides information leaflets on a range of issues.