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.
When someone dies memories and words are precious and Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland is launching an opportunity for people to record in 30 words how Cruse has supported them or to remember someone who died.
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
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:
Children and young people are often less afraid of talking about death than adults are. A group of courageous young people from Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland have proved this point by creating an ingenious montage of short films about life, grief and hope.
6 March was World Book day, and we asked followers of Cruse Bereavement Care on Facebook and Twitter to tell us about the books that had helped them with bereavement. We got a great list of recommendations for both adults and children, with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, and a few surprises.
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:
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.