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‘TheBigHelpOut’: SI Bristol make Therapeutic Teddies – Update 28th June 2023

Update 28th June 2023

On 16th June, three ‘families’ of therapeutic teddies  were handed over to Cherry (a participant at the Bristol Women’s Voice event at City Hall) who will use them to help her to counsel distressed children from mixed marriages.



Three ‘families’ of therapeutic teddies were made by Lizzie, Marion and a couple of friends of Marion.




Each teddy family consisted of two large teddies and two small ones. The yarn used for each head was a different colour to represent members of a mixed-race family. The teddies were donated to a therapist.

The ‘families’ of teddies will be used by the Therapist in her work with children (in schools and in private therapy sessions) to help them explore their internal relationships with siblings and family members, especially those from mixed-race marriages. Such therapy can help to uncover unconscious conflicts and rivalries. Through use of play and drawings, children convey their thoughts and feelings. With the help of their therapist children are able to explore feelings and verbalise how they feel.