Does anyone have the full website for U34 I have typed this in on google but nothing came up, and I cant find the post with this in it.



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Do you mean The University of the 3rd Age ?

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Dear Tina,

Not sure just saw it in a post now I cant find it!!! Annie
Hi Annie - did you find it. You can do a search to see if there is one in your area.

Hope this helps you.
0208466 6139


Does anyone know of any groups that my children can go to in Dorset or Somerset I loss my husband/dad 3 years ago suddenly my children were 5 and 12 but now my eldest is struggling emotionally and misses his dad terribly he is now 15 nearly 16 any suggestions would be grateful .

Kind regards


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Dear Claire,

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It must be very difficult to be there for your children while dealing with your own grief. It is important though that whilst you are supporting your children you get support for yourself, too. I’m glad that you have found this Online Community, as many of our users find that it helps a little to be able to share their feelings and get support from others with similar experiences.

Here are a few suggestions for supporting your child:

Mosaic is a Dorset charity that offers help, advice, and residential weekends for bereaved children, young people, and their families. (01258) 837071

Winston’s Wish is an organisation that offers advice on supporting bereaved children. You can call their helpline on 08088 020 021.

Child Bereavement UK also helps bereaved children and young people. You can call their helpline on 0800 02 888 40.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,


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Hi Irene

Thank you for your kind reply , we had mosaic at the start we only had funding for 6 weeks worth of councilling ! But I am finding it now my eldest is grieving more to be honest . I am ok just keeping really busy day to day so I don’t stop !

Nice to hear from you .


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Dear Tina and Orlando Thanks for the information.

Best wishes Anniexxx

Hi Claire

Not sure but I think the BBC programme about Rio Ferdinand coping with the loss of his wife mentioned some support groups for young people. He had concerns about his children and how they were coping. Might be worth looking at the BBC website or seeing if you can get it on i-player. I thought it was a good programme and worth watching anyway.


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Hi Claire,

I’m sorry to hear that you could only have 6 weeks of counseling through Mosaic. I would try and call the two helplines I suggested from Winston’s Wish (08088 020 021) and Child Bereavement UK (0800 02 888 40). It might also be worth contacting Cruse Bereavement Care Community Centre in Somerset (01458 898211):
Your son might also find this website useful:

Please let me know if any of this helps.

Best wishes,

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