2011: Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the well-being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss by providing free care and support.  The McPin Foundation provided a grant to Cruse which contributed to the costs of training volunteers to deliver bereavement counselling to children and young people.  Sixteen volunteers were trained to support young people to recognise and manage their grief in a healthy, positive way.  This grant was made in recognition of the impact that bereavement can have on young people’s mental health, and the value of specialist support in helping them to build resilience and healthy coping behaviours.