What do we tell the children?

Friday 28th Apr 2023, 9.30am

When the worst happens, and a loved one becomes seriously ill or dies, it can be very difficult to know how to share the news with children. An immediate instinct might be to shield them from the situation, but even children under two years old will sense when something isn’t right. In this video, Dr Louise Dalton and Dr Elizabeth Rapa from Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry share their advice on the best ways to have difficult conversations with children, helping everyone to get the support they need. If you would like more information about the topics discussed, please visit our website here.

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