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Open letter to the Prime Minister about supporting the nation's recovery from coronavirus

Dear Prime Minister,

Covid-19 has changed the world as we know it. The devastating loss of life, months of social isolation and widespread financial instability has brought despair to individuals, families and communities. The initial pandemic has created a new crisis for our nation’s mental health. If we do not take urgent cross-government action our nation’s mental health will pay a heavy price for years to come. 

Cruse offers new training webinars for employers

Cruse Bereavement Care has launched a new training webinar for employers to support employees through bereavement.

As the death toll from the coronavirus rises, it is vital that organisations are able to support their employees through bereavement. An awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief has never been more needed.

Dying Matters Week: our suggestions for what to say to someone who is bereaved

One of the most common pieces of advice when it comes to supporting someone who is bereaved is that those around them reach out. However, even during periods of relative stability, people can feel uncomfortable about what to say. 

Durning Dying Matters Week Hospice UK released new findings from Savanta ComRes this week that showed that 72% of those bereaved in the last five years would rather friends and colleagues said the wrong thing than nothing at all.