RoadPeace welcomes guest contributions to our blog from our members and supporters. RoadPeace works closely with Cruse to collaborate and aid each other in supporting bereaved people. Cruse are looking to improve their service, particularly for men, and so are asking for input from men on what can be done and have asked us to share this with our members and supporters:
Cruse Bereavement Support is a national charity offering local support to people who are grieving. Cruse is free and open to any bereaved person. We mainly provide support via phone or Zoom, but we also run online information sessions and even have a message chat function. Our specially trained volunteers can help you explore the impact of grief and how you can cope as you navigate loss.
Men are far less likely to turn to organisations like Cruse when they need help. Cruse is trying to get a better understanding of how it can adapt services to make them easier and more appealing to men. We are asking men over the age of 18 to complete a short survey to help us develop our service, advertising and engagement. It will only take a couple of minutes and it will help us work to reduce the perceived stigma of men seeking support. We know that men who do access our services have good outcomes and really benefit from a listening ear.
You can complete the short survey here.
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Updated on: 22 February 2023