Bereavement is one of the hardest things any of us will ever face and covid restrictions have made it even harder.

As we recover from the pandemic, some people may feel they are coping and then be hit by unmanageable waves of grief some considerable time after their loss. If you or colleagues are supporting those who are bereaved or in a frontline or community role, you may find it hard to find the right words or know what to say.

Following the success and feedback from our earlier sessions this summer, Thrive LDN is working in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care UK to deliver more free, one-hour webinars on Bereavement and Loss Awareness during September and October 2021.

By joining one of the five available sessions, you can better understand how bereavement impacts individuals, families, organisations and communities – and the support available.  The webinar has been designed to boost the knowledge and confidence of people who encounter bereaved people in the course of their jobs or voluntary roles.

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Thursday 23rd September, 2.00pm

Tuesday 28th September, 11.00am

Wednesday 6th October, 11.00am

Wednesday 13th October, 2.00pm [this session will be translated by a British Sign Language Interpreter]      

 

In loving memory of Londoners lost

In loving memory of Londoners lost – remembering those we have lost during the pandemic and supporting the loved ones left behind

Many Londoners have experienced very sudden and traumatic loss during the pandemic. As we begin to work towards London’s recovery from the pandemic, now is the right time to reflect upon the scale of loss and death which is still being felt.

In loving memory of Londoners lost is a citywide campaign, providing an opportunity for us all to raise awareness of all aspects of grief and loss. As a society, we tend to shy away from speaking about death. This can make it harder for bereaved people to understand what they are going through, and to get the help they need, when they need it. And it can be difficult to know how to comfort somebody who is grieving. Explore some helpful articles and ways to offer support to someone who is grieving.

To support London’s Bereavement Programme, Good Thinking is currently working with faith groups to support the development of further, culturally competent resources.