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The government’s Loneliness Strategy is published today. The strategy highlights bereavement as a trigger for feelings of loneliness. As part of the strategy, the Prime Minister confirmed all GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to...

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave Bill

Parental Bereavement Leave

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has received Royal Assent and will pass into law. This is a great step forward for grieving parents, who from April 2020 will be entitled to two weeks’ paid leave on the...

Children’s Grief Awareness

Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2018 will run from 15-21 November with the theme #RememberWhen The Week is a chance for us to come together to show our support for bereaved children across the UK. Organisations across the UK will...

Baby Loss Awareness Week

The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone. Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss. A collaboration between more...

Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care. Heart...

Death certification reform

The Government has responded to the consultation and set out its intentions to reform death certification. The purpose of the reforms is to improve engagement with bereaved people in the process of death certification and offer them an opportunity to...

Carers Week 2018 – Healthy and Connected

11-17 June is Carers Week. Across the country, many groups and associations are organising events to support carers to remain healthy and connected. Find out here what’s going on in your area . Caring can be deeply rewarding, bringing people...

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Dying Matters Week is here

Dying Matters Week runs 14-20 May with the theme #WhatCanYouDo? Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country, helping to open conversations about dying, death and bereavement. Check out the map for details of what’s on in...

Major new survey on suicide bereavement

The Support after Suicide Partnership and the University of Manchester have opened a new survey into the experiences of people bereaved and affected by suicide. Within three weeks of the survey’s launch, over 1,000 people have already taken part....