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CHILDREN suffering after loved ones have died or are dying can now get help.

Charity Simon Says is opening at Haven Children’s Centre in Harris Road, Bridgemary, Gosport.

It offers bereavement support and is already running in Hilsea, Portsmouth.

Julie Caldwell is the lead volunteer.

She said: ‘The idea of setting up came from feedback from parents, children and practitioners in the Gosport area.

‘We’re delighted children and young people will be able to attend a group which offers support for coping and managing with their feelings.

‘It also allows the opportunity to build a support network and remember and share their happy memories of their loved one.’

The charity says one in 25 children is likely to suffer bereavement of a parent or sibling.

The group will run for children and young people aged under 18.

Sessions run each Saturday afternoon from April. For more, see