A group of the UK’s leading helplines have launched the #readytotalk campaign, encouraging people to seek support for problems that may have been aggravated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or which they may not have spoken to anyone about while in lockdown.
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.
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.
A month on from the UK being placed on lockdown, the current official death toll from the coronavirus in hospitals sits at just over 18,000
Today Cruse published extensive new guidance to support bereaved people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance covers many of the tragic scenarios people are already finding themselves in, as a result of this pandemic, such as:
The UK’s largest bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care is celebrating after being awarded £498,000 in National Lottery funding to transform its digital services.
Her Majesty The Queen attended a reception at St James’s Palace on Monday 21st October to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the world’s leading and largest bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care.
The reception was an opportunity for the charity to recognise the hard work and dedication of its volunteers who provide bereavement support to people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Last year, the charity’s network of 5,000 volunteers gave support to almost 60,000 people.
This year Cruse Bereavement Care is marking our 60th anniversary. At our annual conference on the 4th and 5th July in Birmingham, we hosted a special Volunteer Awards ceremony to pay tribute to the dedication and outstanding contribution of our volunteers.
There were six categories, including, New Volunteer, Young Volunteer, Fundraising Volunteer, Management Volunteer, Volunteer of the Year and the President’s Award which was presented by our Life President, Dr Colin Murray Parkes.
New Volunteer - Mary Griffin