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Terminal Illness and Bereavement

Child or Adult Heart Disease

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Cancer and other Diagnosis

For Children

Welcome to Understanding Differences

~awareness, information and support about any diagnosis, loss and bereavement~


Any Diagnosis~Loss~Bereavement

Training - working with bereaved children


Training provisionally booked at Waterlea adventure playground, Furnace Green, Crawley.

To take place on Thursdays 14th October, 21st October, 4th November and 11th November


Anyone can attend including child minders, parents and teachers; we ask for a suggested minimum donation of £160 for those using the training for continued Professional Development. The training would be free to those who join our team of volunteers willing to commit 4-6 days next year delivering family workshops for bereaved families.  


Learning Outcomes

The trainer; Mary Dicker, also runs the same course content for Cruse Bereavement Care

An awareness of diversity and culture



General Help - Refreshment and resource scheme coordinators


We seek two to three volunteers to assist making refreshments and log in and out any resources borrowed from a drop-in centre.

General help - set up venue


We seek two or three volunteers to assist setting up the venue including pack up the resources after the session.

5 Reasons why Childminders, Nurseries, Playgroups and Schools should join UD


  1. use our resources with the children in your care,
  2. offer them to the parents who you work with,
  3. use them for your own professional development
  4. feel more confident to directly support families and
  5. if you come to our September meeting you will be offered 3 months free membership with the resource scheme to try it out without costing a penny!


Most of our resources support the EYFS themes; especially PSE development as children share books about topics such as being safe, different families, deeper topics such as an illness or a death or use some different role play equipment such as real stethascopes to develop sensory learning and scientific concepts. All play can then be extended to using their creative skills to express themselves about what they may have seen, learnt or experienced bringing in KUW and CLL.


Similar to the toy library; registering with our resource scheme means that you can borrow from a diverse inclusive library ... surely thatís worth coming to at least take a look?! Remember to bring your OFSTED Registration Certificate and you can borrow resources immediately.