2021 – Reaching out
An important part of our work is to look for new ways to reach those who don’t yet know that help is out there. In 2021 we entered a new partnership with the Royal College of GPs
Although we reached more people than ever before in 2021 we know that there is a huge unmet need out there. Part of our work is to look for new ways to reach those who don’t yet know that help is out there.
Reaching GPs and their patients
Often one of the first places people go to for help is their GP. At the start of National Grief Awareness Week in November we announced an exciting new partnership with the Royal College of GPs to strengthen bereavement support and understanding of grief for people across the UK. We are working together to let people know they can talk to their GP, and to help those GPs know what’s available to help those who are grieving.
After a bereavement it’s natural to want and ask for support. Many people find support from their friends, family or community networks but others may find more formal support helpful. GP practices are a valued and important source of information, support and advice in our communities. This exciting work between the RCGP and Cruse aims to support GP practice teams with tools to help identify people with bereavement needs and accessible information to sign-post people to bereavement support, promoting positive health & wellbeing, ensuring the bereaved person is at the centre of every step.