The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Cruse Bereavement Care (Cruse) have formed a strategic partnership to promote the benefits of counselling for people who struggle to cope following the death of someone close to them.
If you or someone you know is missing a loved one on this Valentine's Day, these tips from Cruse may provide some ideas which might help.
Recognise your limitations
Don't push yourself into an activity you're not up to.
Let someone else know they are not alone
Send a card or flowers to a friend or family member who you know is also feeling down on Valentine's Day.
Cruse Bereavement Care, the leading charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, announced today the appointment of Steven Wibberley as Chief Executive Officer. Steven will take up post on 26th March 2018 and replaces Debbie Kerslake who announced her retirement last year.
Cruse is involved in a number of innovative projects, and Midlands-based Eve Wilson is a Cruse Bereavement Supporter Project Manager working with retirement housing provider the ExtraCare Charitable Trust.
Charles Hanson of Flog It, Antiques Roadtrip and Bargain Hunt will appear at an event in West Bridgford, Nottingham, for Cruse Bereavement Care – you can take along your antiques and heirlooms for valuation. Valuations will cost £3/article (maximum of three) and all the proceeds will go to Cruse.
Today's Grenfell Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral, marked the six month anniversary of this tragic event. A number of Cruse personnel attended the service amid high security due to the presence of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Canbridge, Prince Harry and the Prime Minister.
COO Andy Langford, also attended the event, but was on media duty. There he undertook an outside broadcast interview with BBC Radio 5 Live during which he described some of Cruse's extensive involvement in supporting those bereaved.
In a landmark decision, NHS worker Jakki Smith, from Lancashire, today won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people whose long-term partner dies. Currently a fixed sum of £12,980 is paid out if a person dies as a result of negligence, but only to spouse or civil partners. Her partner, John Bulloch, fell ill and died following an operation in August 2011 after an infection was missed by medics.
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