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Terminal Illness and Bereavement

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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

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 offer.

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.

Important Information

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.

Drop-in session

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.

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either inspired by your family’s experience or of the experience of a friend that you feel able to share then please click here  to read more

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