bereavement

Committed to carers: supporting carers of people at the end of life

Report based on qualitative research, funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care, undertaken by the Health Experiences Research Group in the Department of PrimaryHealth Care Sciences at the University of Oxford. 40 carers were interviewed about their experiences of caring for someone at the end of life. Some were currently caring for a sick friend or relative; others had been bereaved

Bereavement benefits: findings from qualitative research

Report that presents findings from research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to explore the role and impact of bereavement benefits on different types of recipients. The research used a qualitative approach, involving 60 face-to-face interviews with benefit recipients.

Long-term impact of childhood bereavement

Preliminary analysis of the 1970 British Cohort Study to firstly describe some of the characteristics of bereaved children and their families, and second, to investigate the correlates of childhood bereavement with measures of adult well-being.

RD4U : Cruse Bereavement Care Youth Involvement Project

RD4U is a website designed for young people by young people as part of Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Involvement Project. It's purpose is to support young people after the death of someone close. It offers a message board for young people to support each other, an email support line, writing and art work submitted by young people, a special section for young men, a resource list, and a fun section of online games.

Sadness (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series discusses sadness and how well we cope with it. Jenni Murray talks to author and broadcaster, Michael Rosen, about his new picture book in which he describes his sadness about the death of his son. Author and counsellor, Suzy Hayman, joins them to discuss how sadness affects our lives and how we deal with it.

Older people and mental health

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is for older people, but it is also relevant to their carers, relatives and friends. It explores how older people can maintain good mental health, and gives information on mental distress with an emphasis on the issues that may affect older people. Throughout this factsheet ‘older people’ refers to those aged 65 and over, although many of the issues covered, such as retirement, may be relevant to people under 65.

Overdose: bereavement, what happens now?

Booklet intended to help relatives and friends of people who have died of a suspected overdose by explaining the procedures which can occur following an overdose, providing advice on coping with grief and listing sources of additional help.

GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services - Grief Matters, Responding to Loss and Bereavement

This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 2 - Building Better Childhoods, Understanding Contemporary Childhood. Mike O'Connor from The Notre Dame Centre talks about grief, loss and bereavement in childhood.

Associations between childhood bereavement and children's background, experiences and outcomes : secondary analysis of the 2004 Mental Health of Children and Young People in Great Britain data

Report of a study which explored the background characteristics, experiences and outcomes of bereaved children using a nationally representative sample of 5- to 16- year-olds living in the UK. It examined differences between children who experienced the death of a parent or sibling and those who experienced the death of a friend.

Interchange 78 : Transitions in the Lives of Children and Young People : Resilience Factors

This report describes effective strategies, in the fields of health, education and social work, for helping children cope with periods of transition and change through the promotion of resilience. The report draws on an extensive review of the international literature on the promotion of resilience.