~awareness, information and support about any diagnosis, loss and bereavement~
Everyone perceives the world Differently and has Different values and experiences...
Understanding those Differences and recognising that ‘what may be right for one’
may not be ‘what is right for another’ could be the most valuable resource we can
A common denominator binding our topics together is loss and grief. These experiences
can create a whirlwind of emotions and physical reactions.
Grief can be triggered by any loss, diagnosis or bereavement and grief can affect
the whole family,
including children. Often adults avoid the truth to protect children, but many sense
when something is not right and begin to use their imaginations to fill the gaps.
This is why our ethos is to be honest at age appropriate levels so that by being
open, children are included and able to express themselves and make choices which
lead to a healthier emotional future.
It is with regret that we have to announce the temporary suspension of all activities
by our organisation of Understanding Differences. This is due to a number of reasons
including financial and volunteer shortages.
Further information will be posted here as and when it becomes available but until
such time -
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in
UD including our sponsors and funding bodies who have supported the organisation.
It is with regret that we have to report that the drop-in’s at both Horsham Nursery
and Children and Family Centre, Harwood rd, Horsham, and Maidenbower community centre,
Harvest rd, Maidenbower Crawley have been suspended until further notice.
Our purpose is to help affected families, other family members, friends, colleagues
and professionals Understand the journey’s of a range of Different situations families
can be faced with.
Books and information leaflets for adults
Fiction and non-fiction books for children
Story and Memory packs
Opportunities to write and share your experience to aid others