Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Children's funeral fund, news and research - 12/04/18

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people
Spaces are still available at our upcoming Child Bereavement seminars, which will be held in central Manchester on 21 June, Birmingham on 28 June, London on 5 July and Cardiff on 22 November. 

Speakers at these events include representatives of Child Bereavement UK, Winston's Wish and 2 Wish Upon a Star. Delegates will be provided with input on topics such as bereavement and additional needs, cultural and religious issues and the impact of bereavement through suicide. 

GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place
News and research
Children's Funeral Fund for England: Following a cross-party campaign, a scheme to cover funding for children's funeral costs in England has been announced.

The scheme will ensure that bereaved parents in England will no longer have to cover burial or cremation costs, following the death of a child aged under 18. Find out more.
Epilepsy death rates: A report from Public Health England has revealed that death rates in people who have epilepsy increased 70% between 2001 and 2014. Read the findings.

Guilt and bereavement: A new study has considered the relationship between guilt and well-being of bereaved people. Read the findings.

Grief and adolescents: Researchers from the University of New South Wales have explored the impact of bereavement on the mental health of adolescents. Read the findings.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
There's just over a month to go until the 2018 Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes from May 14-20. This year's week is focusing on stress, under the theme 'Stress: Are we coping?', and will consider the relationship between mental health problems and stress.
GET INVOLVED: Find out more and access resources.
Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay consultation

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a Government Consultation, considering the needs of parents bereaved by the death of a child.

This consultation will help shape regulations in the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, which is currently being considered in Parliament.

GET INVOLVED: Find out more and have your say.
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