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Who We Are…
Penhaligon’s Friends is an organisation which is there to support those children and young people who have experienced the death of someone special who was close to them.
All the helpers have had special training to enable them to support you if are grieving the loss of someone you loved. We do this through a variety of activities which you will find more information about on the next page.
All the helpers are used to working with children in a range of settings and are very committed to making sure that they offer you the best support they can. We usually come to visit you in your home or school, wherever you feel most comfortable, to tell you about our special days and to find out more about how you may be feeling.
Getting In Touch
You can get in touch with us by e-mail or telephone or you could ask someone to contact us on your behalf.
You can contact us by email or telephone on 01209 210624 or 01209 215889. If there is no one in the office you can leave a message on our answerphone and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Other Helpful Websites & Organisations
These are some other websites you might like to visit. They will help you find out how other children have felt and what helped them.
This website allows you to send messages and receive a reply.
This is also an interactive website with lots of other children’s stories
This is a website for those whose relatives have cancer
A website to help young people who may be thinking about suicide
Bereavement care in Cornwall
24 hour telephone support 08457 90 90 90
HOPElineUK 0870 170 4000
provides support, practical advice and information to anyone concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of suicide.
There are a great many books that can be very helpful for you to look at or read. They can help you to understand that the feelings you have are normal, they can offer you some practical ideas about things you can do to make yourself feel better. Some of them you can share with your mum or dad or a carer. We have many of these titles in the office and you are welcome to borrow them. Alternatively you could ask your local library to find a copy for you.
Books for Teenagers – Look for these and other titles in your library:
Losing Someone You Love: When a Brother or Sister Dies by Elizabeth Richter
Sixteen young people (ages 10 to 24) describe the fears, sorrow and other emotions they experienced when a brother or sister died. (Non-fiction)
How It Feels When A Parent Dies by Jill Krementz
Eighteen people (ages 7 to 16) describe their feelings and how they learned to go on in life. (Non-fiction)
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
A teenager’s father is murdered during a robbery. This novel deals with how the girl copes with the experience.
Help for the Hard Times by Earl Grollman.
An excellent book for older teens with some helpful guidance on how to come through grief