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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.

Music theraphy volunteer Caroline, with residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

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.

Cathy, a Sue Ryder volunteer and befriender, standing next to Dot, a Sue Ryder patient, in the sunshine

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.

Illustration of a man with supportive hands on his back

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.

Two people holding hands as they support each other through their grief around Mother's Day using Sue Ryder advice

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.

Ksenia and Kim, Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Counsellors

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.

A grieving man looking out to the beach as he thinks about facing Valentine's Day alone this year

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.

Lynn Love with her dog Quito

Meet volunteer Lynn and her Pets as Therapy dog Quito

Sue Ryder volunteer, Lynn, talks about deciding to register her furry four-legged companion, Quito, as a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog and how he is bringing comfort, companionship and joy to patients at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

Jane and Sean

Jane and Sean on the power of befriending

Jane currently receives care and support from Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and was matched with Sean through their volunteer befriending scheme in 2020. They talk about the friendship they've created and how befriending has had a profound impact on their lives.

Izzy, a retail staff member at our Sue Ryder Ruislip charity shop.

Being welcomed and supported as part of the Sue Ryder retail team

Izzy, 19, has just started working with Sue Ryder as a member of Retail Bank Staff. She started volunteering with Sue Ryder as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t want to leave! Izzy is autistic, and found that Sue Ryder was a really welcoming environment for her when looking for employment.