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All of the latest news and blogs from Sue Ryder.

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Grieving for a public figure

When a public figure dies, the news can elicit a range of emotions. You may feel a sense of loss if you admired them, but you might also feel indifferent. If you've struggled with a bereavement, their death may bring feelings of grief to the surface again. The important thing, says our Head of Bereavement, Bianca Neumann, is that we should respect that everyone will feel differently.

Five ways to support someone who is grieving

As part of our national movement to create more kindness around grief, we’re giving more people the confidence to be there for friends who are grieving. In this blog, Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, shares five ways to be more Grief Kind when your loved one loses someone close to them.

Coping with grief on Father’s Day

Whether you’re missing your dad, or you’re dealing with complicated feelings after his death, Bianca Neumman, Head of Bereavement, shares her advice to help you cope with grief during this time.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: what befriending means to me

For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we shine a light on Cathy, one of our incredible befriending volunteers who has supported Dot after her lung cancer diagnosis. Read about their relationship and what the service means to them.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: the joy and value of music therapy

For Volunteers' Week we celebrate the contributions of our amazing volunteers across Sue Ryder. Here, we shine a light on Caroline, who helps provide music therapy sessions and other support for residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.

Men and grief: understanding and supporting a grieving man

If you want to better understand how men grieve, or are looking for ways to support a man close to you with their bereavement, such as your husband, boyfriend or friend, read on as we explore male behaviours in grief in more detail.

Coping with grief on Mother’s Day

Whether you’re missing your mum, or you had a more difficult relationship, Mother’s Day and the lead up to it can trigger many different emotions if your mum has died. Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement, and Christine Ellis, Head of Family Support at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, share their expert advice to help you face the day and cope with your grief.

Meet our Online Bereavement Counsellors, Ksenia and Kim

Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Counsellors Ksenia and Kim support people coping with grief through our Online Counselling Service. They share how they support clients navigating life after a bereavement, and explain why it's so crucial that Sue Ryder have put grief at the forefront of their work.

Wellbeing Week: Time to reflect on staff health and wellness

Chris Walbank, Service Director at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, talks about the impact of the pandemic on their healthcare services. Out of uncertain times, Wellbeing Week was born, highlighting their valued teams and giving staff a chance to reflect on their own health and wellbeing.

Facing your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one

Your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one can be a painful reminder of what you’ve lost. Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, offers advice about how to face Valentine’s Day when you're dealing with grief.