Archive for November 2015

Communicating With Bereaved People

The do’s and don’ts of communicating with bereaved people Building on the previous post, here are our ‘top tips’ for communicating with bereaved people. DO’S DO show that you know what has happened: say how sorry you are, by letter or phone or as soon as you next see them. Sometimes a handshake or a…

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Bereavement and Grief

Grief is not an illness. But we know that if a bereaved person continues to struggle with their loss and is not able to access good support at the right time, then it can sometimes become a health issue. There is simply not enough bereavement support available in our local communities; no matter how many…

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Stress Matters

We all know that stress is bad for us. Or do we? On my recent travels around organisations there have been a surprising (to me at least) number of people that have declared themselves to be pretty stress free – or at least they were not prepared to admit to feeling especially stressed at the…

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