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Bereavement and compassion books

Browse our selection of book titles for all ages about compassion and bereavement.

We're sharing our recommended titles about compassion and bereavement as part of St Elizabeth Hospice's Compassionate Communities project.

About Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities gives you the tools to help others whether it be at work, through community events or simply how to support a neighbour going through a bereavement. By developing these skills, we can build the confidence and resilience needed to care for one another before and after end of life.

Books for young children

Browse our titles to help young children deal with loss and bereavement with these beautifully illustrated picture books.

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Books for older children

Browse our titles to help older children understand grief with these thoughtful and insightful stories.

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Books for teens and young adults

Browse our collection of fiction and non-fiction titles to help teenagers and young adults come to terms with loss and help them move forward.

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Books for adults

Browse our non-fiction titles to help adults learn about bereavement and how to live your life again after the loss of a loved one.

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