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#ITSOKAYTOTALK this World Suicide Prevention Day

Cruse Bereavement Care, as a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), is teaming up with Andy’s Man Clubs to encourage men to reach out for help and support when life feels overwhelming.

In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, (Sept 10), Cruse is one of 70 organisations in England who are joining together in a big national unified push to reduce deaths by suicide, by telling men that ‘it’s okay to talk’.

The initiative comes after an online campaign of the same name reached millions of people globally last month.

Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru and Alzheimer’s Society in Wales working together

Funded by the Welsh Government Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant 2016-2019, Cruse Cymru and the Alzheimer’s Society in Wales are joining in a new partnership to address the bereavement needs of:
• People with dementia who have lost a loved one/carer
• People bereaved by someone with dementia.

A Musical Gift to celebrate Prince George’s Third Birthday

On July 22nd, Prince George celebrates his third birthday. Olga Thomas has composed a gentle and peaceful lullaby especially for Prince George to celebrate his birthday. The composition features rising star of the classical world Emily Haig and it's one of the tracks on an album called 'Jubilation'. The album features compositions, which were written by Olga as special gifts for the Royal Family. All proceeds from the album will be split equally between Cruse Bereavement Care and Royal Navy and Royal Marine's Charity.

Our thoughts are with those affected by Nice terror attacks

Once again our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the people of France following the attack in Nice – those who died, those who have lost loved ones, those who were injured and those who witnessed the attacks.

The attacks may 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.

Pictures and news from the Patron's Lunch

On Sunday 12th June Cruse was privileged to take part in The Patron’s Lunch to celebrate The Queen as our Patron on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Annie from Cruse Boston won a place at the lunch after being nominated by her local service for her exceptional volunteer work. Annie is the longest serving original member of the branch and joined to help set up the service.

Consultation on reforms to Death Certification

We need your help!

Cruse would like to hear what you think about proposed changes to death certification in England and Wales. Please can you answer the four questions at the following link so that we can better reflect the views of bereaved people in our response to this government consultation.

The survey closes on June 13th.

British adults are reluctant to consider their own funeral

A new survey of British adults due to be released to coincide with Dying Matters Week 2016 has found that, even though people say they feel increasingly comfortable talking about death and dying, 14% say nothing would prompt them to think about their own funeral and nearly half (48%) would only be prompted to consider it when someone close to them had died.