Our vision is for nobody in the UK, suffering a significant loss, to be left floundering or alone.
Our focus is on bereavement by death (including pregnancy) but in the case of young people we extend our work to loss more generally as this can have an enormous impact on the future and mental health of young people.
Accessible support for all
We want to celebrate all the support that is available for those who have suffered significant loss and make it easier for adults and young people to access relevant and available support. We are committed to providing effective signposting within our website by support organisations supplying their own information, careful categorising and a high grade search facility.
We want to hear of any bereavement support service or resource to include in this website so that the bereaved can be signposted to appropriate available support.
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Bridging the gap
Sadly there are many bereavement circumstances and parts of the UK where bereavement support is not available. We aim to mobilise others, and provide where possible, increasing support in those areas.
Two projects are ListeningPeople (training volunteers to listen to bereaved teenagers in local schools) and GrabLife (providing activity support weekends for bereaved 18-30 year olds).
We are also beginning 'Bereavement Support for Men'.
Changing the culture
We hear many stories of people who have not had the support that they need, usually because people are unaware of the difficulties bereaved people face.
We want to work with others to raise awareness of bereavement issues and encourage more people to support the bereaved effectively.