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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.

Celebrity supporters join with Sue Ryder in a bid to recruit more palliative care nurses

Sue Ryder celebrity supporters Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, rugby player Jamie Peacock MBE and Malin Andersson have joined with Sue Ryder to launch the ‘We are Sue Ryder’ campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the critical recruitment need for palliative care nurses across the UK.

Sue Ryder launches new overnight care service for patients in South Oxfordshire

A donation from The Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation to Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire will see a new overnight service launched, giving home palliative care to patients at night across South Oxfordshire.

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.

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.

Thorpe Hall Hospice are here to support children and families moving into adult care

Kristie, Young Person’s Transition Coordinator at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, gives an insight into her role supporting young people, in the hope of spreading the word that the hospice is there for children transitioning to adult care too.