“Being able to talk and to have somewhere to share how they are feeling without judgement or fear could really help someone to cope”
Clova McCallum, a counsellor for Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Counselling service, talks here of problems people who have been bereaved experience in their workplace and gives advice for employers, colleagues and those who have lost someone.
“The more we normalise death, the healthier, happier and more helpful we can be to ourselves and others who are grieving”
Felicity Ward, Counsellor for Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Counselling service, discusses the common issues she finds in the workplace for people who have been bereaved and gives advice for line managers, employees and colleagues on creating a supportive space for those going through grief.
Staff from accountancy firm Stirk Lambert & Co have raised over £7,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice after virtually covering the distance from Keighley to Kathmandu.
Four cousins from Yorkshire are pulling on their trainers for October's Walk to Remember, to walk in memory of their grandma, Sandra Kemp, who received end-of-life care at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice and passed away shortly before the UK lockdown.
People in Leeds are being encouraged to get their walking boots on this October to remember loved ones and raise crucial funds for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice by taking on the Walk to Remember.
Two daredevil Sue Ryder Nurses took to the skies on Sunday 20 September in a bid to raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice where they work.
The December Daily Dash was started in 2015 by Jackie and Mark Smith after Jackie’s dad, Mike, was cared for by Sue Ryder in the last months of his life. Growing from just 13 participants in its first year to 550 last year, the event has raised an incredible £100,000 to date.
Sue Ryder has commented on extending bereavement benefits to unmarried partners with children, to help broaden access to these crucial bereavement benefits and make the process itself more flexible for those in need of this financial support.
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have transformed daily life for everyone, with the impact on many bereaved people being even more severe due to their isolation in lockdown and a sudden loss of face-to-face support from family, friends or counsellors. In such a difficult time, Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support services have provided a vital lifeline.
On Saturday 25th July, Richard Stuttard is set to walk 40 miles along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to help raise crucial funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Keighley, who cared for his father David.