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You Will Be Okay

Written by Julie Stokes

Key Stage 2

LoveReading View on You Will Be Okay

A comforting, practical and go-to expert toolkit for children dealing with loss and grief

Find Strength, Stay Hopeful and Get to Grips With Grief

The death of a parent, sibling or friend is one of the most traumatic experiences for a child and it can be hard to know how to talk to them about it. In this honest, comforting and strength-building guide, children will be able to look toward the future with hope. 


You Will Be Okay Synopsis

Written by clinical psychologist, executive coach and founder of childhood bereavement charity Winston's Wish, Julie Stokes OBE, You Will Be Okay is a toolbox for children navigating grief.

Julie shares case studies of children's stories of loss. She offers comforting and practical advice for coping, remembering and taking time for you. Strong emotions come and go. Intense sadness can flip into anger or happiness - all while trying to be 'normal' - so it's no surprise that navigating these emotions can be tricky. But she shows young readers that there is no right or wrong way to grieve, you just have to find your way. You Will Be Okay teaches children that there are many things they can do to build strength and resilience in order move forward with life.

You Will Be Okay Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book makes you feel warmer, and less alone, when you hear about how other people have felt the same things as you. Full review

Amy Nelson (Age 10)

This book helps you to deal with grief. It has lots of stories about children who have lost someone important in their lives and gives you strategies to work through how you are feeling. Full review

Isabella Tse (Age 10)

You Will Be Okay Press Reviews

The book I wish someone had read with me when I was young - Kristin Scott Thomas

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526363893
Publication date: 19th August 2021
Author: Julie Stokes
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Death / Bereavement, Divorce

About Julie Stokes

Julie Stokes, founder of Winston's Wish was born in 1961 and educated at St. Michael's Convent Grammar School in London. Julie received a 1st class honours degree in Psychology and in 1987 went on to receive a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Julie started her career with the NHS in 1984 and was instrumental in establishing one of the first hospital-based teams focusing on palliative care. Her desire to involve children before and after a parent's death and to support parents led her to apply to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. In 1992 she was awarded a Fellowship and travelled to America and Canada to ...

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