Macmillan Cruse Project
The Cruse Macmillan project is working to improve bereavement support for people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.
The Cruse Macmillan project aims to improve bereavement support for people affected by cancer. We are working with Cruse staff in Northern Ireland to to get meaningful support to people within their communities, when they need it.
The project is also looking at ways of supporting people affected by cancer before someone dies. We want to find out how to reduce the impact that bereavement may have on mental health.
To find out more about the project contact Claire Phillips. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the project we’ve produced two podcasts, the first on preparing for a bereavement and the second on emotional loneliness. Listen to the podcast
Research and updates
As part of the project we carried out some research into the experience of those anticipating the death of someone close to them by cancer. Read the research.
Coping when someone dies of cancer
When someone dies from cancer it can be an incredibly traumatic experience.
Anticipatory grief is a feeling of loss before someone dies. You might feel it if your friend or relative has dementia, cancer, or another illness which you know will lead to their death.