Treasured Memory Bags

Child with Memory bag

Our gift to your family

Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags are free of charge for bereaved siblings living in the UK and Ireland, aged 3-16 and for those with SEND aged 3-25.

Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags are filled with grief resources to encourage conversations about death, understand grief and remember their sibling.

The contents encourage children to share their worries and feelings with others . They are our gift to support families to remember and grieve together and we can send 2 bags per family.

What age are the bags suitable for?

Ages 3-10 is our younger bag which includes a grief workbook, storybooks to explain death and encourage conversations.

Ages 11-16 is our older bag and contains a Grief Encounter workbook as well as ideas to express or share grief.

Ages 3-25 for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities. This bag has been designed to support children and young people who have communication difficulties which makes explaining death more difficult. Full of sensory props, story and emotion cards.

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Bodie’s Special Treasured Memory Bag

We have worked with Sarah Helton, Backpocket Teacher to develop a Sensory story that explains death for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We believe that all children should be supported as they grieve and so this bag also includes a bereavement and loss Widgit that can be personalised for each family, emotion image cards and sensory props to understand grief in a simple and accessible way.

How much do the bags cost?

We provide Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags free of charge to families living in the UK. They encourage conversations around death. These are not available for professionals and are provided directly to families as a gift from us.
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I am a professional, can I request a bag for a family?

We only provide bags directly to families by completing the request form below. If you are working with a family please ask them to request a bag using the form at the bottom of this page and then use the bag within your sessions.

How can I request a bag for my children?

Bags are only available for children following the death of their sibling.
Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags were inspired by our daughter’s grief for her brother and the need to support siblings following the death of their brother or sister. As a parent, our concern for our surviving children can be as painful as our grief and so we hope that Bodie’s Treasured Memory bags will help to support you as a family as you grieve. If your child is working with a professional, mentor or teacher, you might want to pass the bag onto them to use with your child.

If you would like a treasured memory bag for your child please complete the request form below and we will send a bag directly to you. We aim to respond to all requests and send out bags within 7 days of receiving your request.

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Request a Treasured Memory Bag

We can send 2 bags per family but the contents can be easily shared.  Bags are suitable for ages 3-10 years and 11-16 years.  We also have a SEND Memory Bag which has been designed to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, particularly communication difficulties.  Bags are also available to support children born after the death of a child as they explore their grief.
Please provide the name and age of the children who would like a bag
Please provide the name and age of the second child who would like a bag