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New suicide prevention plan to support most vulnerable in Wales

People who are vulnerable to suicide and people who self harm will be offered greater levels of support as part of a new five-year plan to reduce suicide and self harm in Wales. Cruse Cymru is a member of the Suicide and Self harm Welsh Government Advisory group who have led on the Strategy for Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm in Wales

Cruse remembers those affected by the 7/7 bombings

Cruse volunteers, staff and all those attending the Cruse Bereavement Care Conference in Warwick today will remember all those affected by the London bombing ten years ago. We will remember all those who lost their lives, were injured and were bereaved, with a minutes silence. Cruse was there at the time, and ten years on we are still here to support anyone who needs somewhere to turn when someone dies.

Our sympathies to those affected by the attacks in Tunisia

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all those affected by the attacks in Tunisia – those who have lost loved ones, those who were injured, those who witnessed the attack and those facing an agonising wait for news.

The atrocity will also have triggered memories for those bereaved in other situations. Everyone’s experience is unique but no-one needs face the trauma alone. Cruse Bereavement Care provides somewhere to turn, through our national helpline and network of local services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Cruse and Marie Curie team up in Wales

Family and friends of anyone who has received care and support from Marie Curie in Wales will now have access to an extended bereavement service as part of a new pilot. The free service will be provided by Cruse Bereavement Care in partnership with Marie Curie, and is available to people who’ve been supported by the Marie Curie Nursing or Helper service in Wales.

What our volunteers say about Cruse

At Cruse Bereavement Care we rely on our 6000 volunteers to deliver our vital services to bereaved people, and this week we have been celebrating the work they do. It is important that we listen to volunteers and take account of their opinions of how we can continue to improve the volunteer experience, and in turn, help even more bereaved people.

Cruse thanks all our wonderful volunteers

As part of national volunteer’s week Cruse Bereavement Care would like to thank all our 6000 volunteers for their time, dedication and support.

Without our volunteers, Cruse would not be the thriving charity it is today. All the work our volunteers do is vital, whether they are working directly with bereaved people, or as managers, administrators or fundraisers.

Cruse Supports Dying Matters Week

Every year in May, Dying Matters hosts a fantastic range of events and activities around the country with the aim of getting people to talk about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life. This week the sixth annual Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place, from 18-24 May 2015.