Cruse Bereavement Care and Samaritans are launching a series of free support groups, named Facing the Future, for people bereaved by suicide.
Each group, with a maximum of eight participants, will provide vital and tailored support to those who have lost someone to suicide, as well as providing an opportunity to meet others who have had similar experiences.
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 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 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.
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.
Last week was Volunteers' Week and all around the UK and Northern Ireland we took the opportunity to celebrate our volunteers' achievements and thank them for their dedication. Below you can read about some of the events and stories from our local services.
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.
As part of our Volunteers’ week celebrations Cruse Bereavement Care staff and volunteers from the National Helpline held an event in Richmond to celebrate past successes and capture ideas for the future.
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.