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Coping with Christmas

Please open the digital leaflet Coping with Christmas by clicking on the cover below.

Or go to Coping with Christmas.

This booklet Coping With Christmas is also available to download and print.

Some useful links are also below:

A letter from the previous Chair of TCF, Maria Ahern, as we approach the festive season.

First Christmas without my son: 'I just couldn't have that day without Joe' by Susan Hughes

Ideas for Christmas by Mary Hartley, TCF Librarian

6 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays Without Your Child

Handling The Holidays by Darcie Sims

Surviving The Holidays After the Death of Someone We Love

Coping With Special Occasions


The Compassionate Friends National Helpline
will be open during the Christmas period

UK Helpline 0345 123 2304
(10am – 4pm, 7pm- 10pm every day)

The following Helplines are open too:

Child Death Helpline 0800 282 986

Child Bereavement UK Support and Information Line

0800 02 888 40 Samaritans 116 123 (free to call)

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Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.

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