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70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

Today marks the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

An anticipated 650 veterans of the landings will take part in events on both sides of the Channel, and they will also be remembering the estimated 2,500 service personnel – their friends and colleagues – who lost their lives on the day of the invasion.

Cruse and the BSA launch new tools to deliver ‘Gold Standard Bereavement Care’

Today (13 May 2013) Cruse Bereavement Care and the Bereavement Services Association(BSA) are sharing new tools developed as part of the Gold Standard Bereavement Care Project.

There is often a ‘gap’ between the bereavement care provided to families, friends and carers when a patient dies in hospital, and those services provided in the community. The Gold Standard Bereavement

Cruse comment on Lancet suicide research article

The first issue of The Lancet Psychiatry focuses on suicide research and prevention. The authors of one of the papers suggest that the current reliance on the charity sector to provide support to those bereaved by suicide is unsustainable and inappropriate.

Commenting on "Effects of suicide bereavement on mental health and suicide risk" by Dr Alexandra Pitman, University College London et al, Debbie Kerslake, Chief Executive of Cruse Bereavement Care said:

International Conference on Grief and Bereavement

The International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (10th ICGB) will be held in Hong Kong on 11-14 June 2014. The Early Bird Deadline for bookings has been extended to 28 February 2014.

The 10th ICGB is a tri-annual event that brings together researchers and clinicians from around the world to share their work and insights on issues of loss, trauma and bereavement. Cruse is a supporting organisation to the conference, and our work will be featured in two of the workshop sessions.

There will also be:

Cruse auctions Cartier necklace

We have kindly been donated a beautiful Cartier necklace (pictured) to be auctioned off to raise funds for our work. The piece is a pink gold pendant presented on a pink gold necklace with a 1 round cut diamond. Included are an official valuation certificate and a presentation pouch.