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News and research bulletin - 05/02/16

 
 
News:

In the UK: MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have challenged the government over statistics revealing that an estimated 7,000 bereaved partners do not qualify for bereavement benefits each year. Read more.

In the UK: Cruse Bereavement UK have launched an initiative specialising in providing support to people bereaved through alcohol and drugs. Read more.

In Canada: Ontario’s Minister of Labour has announced funding for an initiative to prevent and mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder among emergency service personnel. Read more.
 
Research:

From the University of Sydney: Sudden cardiac death of young people carries a significant risk of family members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and prolonged grief. Read more.

From University College London: People who lose a friend or relative through suicide are 65% more likely to attempt suicide themselves. Read more.

Ending preventable stillbirth series: It is estimated that 4.2 million women around the globe are living with depression as the result of experiencing a stillbirth. Read more.
 
Events:

Suicide: The Impact on Families.
Glasgow, United Kingdom – 4 March 2016

Traumatic Bereavement Seminar
Nottingham, United Kingdom – 1 June 2016

The Compassionate Friends 6th International Gathering
Frankfurt, Germany – 28th-31st July 2016
 
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