It isn’t just children who struggle when someone they love dies. Written with funeral director, John Adams, Don’t Tell the Children is a book we hope will inspire people to talk more openly about death, dying and funerals.

It is packed full of information about how to help those children around you, families as a collective and tips on self care too. There’s a section for professionals who work with children to give guidance on talking to children about death.

Would you know what to do if someone you love died? Would you know who to call? John has written a practical guide on everything that needs to, and will, happen following a death. There is also discussion on the practicalities of talking about funeral wishes before you or your loved ones die. How wonderful to know someone’s wishes in advance.

We have also collected some “Lived Experiences” from people to give some insight from people who have been thrown in at the deep end when dealing with death and organising a funeral. These stories have some wonderful advise that could prove invaluable to someone in this very situation.

Basically, this is the book that everyone needs! We need to start the conversation.