You know that boy in the dvd? That was me.
I was like the boy and mum was just like the mum.
It was very easy to understand and wasn’t too complicated.
It was a good length of time.
It changed the atmosphere. Children were messing about before, but everyone was quiet through it.
I liked that there was one little tear, that’s how I cry in real life.
Refreshing to have a resource that children and young people don’t feel patronised by.
It was like real life and the use of colour showed that death isn’t just dark.
It was pitched at the right level for who needs it.
The new DVD was very good, showing lots of examples of bereavement and its effects.
Hit the right buttons in lots of ways.
It covered life at home and at school which is important.
You could see on the kids faces when they watched it, that they no longer felt alone or abnormal.
I thought the new DVD was very good, and although it deals with the death of a father the young people were able to relate the feelings that were portrayed in the DVD to their individual experiences of death (of other family members) and their grief.
Thought it was very age appropriate, the children were much more able to relate to it with the feelings and behaviours discussed.
Dawn Hewitt – CEO, CHUMS, Child Bereavement, Trauma & Emotional Wellbeing Service
The DVDs will be helpful for children, young people, their families and professionals because they tell a personal story. I think they will help them to understand that they are not on their own and this is what happens in a family when someone special dies, helping them feel less isolated and understand some of those key milestones in that first year.”