Finding the Bereavement Support That’s Right For You: Grief Support Guide Launch
About the event
Everybody’s experience of grief is different, and so is the support that people need to help them cope. However many of us face difficulties accessing that support – sometimes not knowing what help is available and how it can help, or feeling reluctant to reach out.
This National Grief Awareness Week, join Dr Emily Harrop (Cardiff University), Dr Alison Penny (Childhood Bereavement Network), Amber Jeffrey (The Grief Gang) and Dr Lucy Selman (University of Bristol) to launch the Grief Support Guide, a brand new resource available in ten languages which aims to help bereaved people find the right support for them.
The Grief Support Guide was developed by researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol, in partnership with the National Bereavement Alliance, Marie Curie, the Good Grief Festival and Compassionate Cymru. Funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award, the Guide brings together research findings on the benefits of different types of bereavement support and signposts to organisations in the UK. The Guide was developed through consultation with over 30 professional and public stakeholders and a focus group with bereaved people.
Available on the National Bereavement Alliance website, the Guide provides information on the variety of bereavement support that is available in the UK, from self-help resources and helplines to peer support groups and grief counselling. It also includes details of support for specific groups of bereaved people, such as widow(er)s, children, cultural and faith groups and people bereaved by particular types of death.
Emily, Alison, Amber and Lucy will discuss the Guide’s development and how it can help us find the support we need.