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Project information

Bereavement Support Training

As part of our bereavement services, CRY fully funds a two year skills and theory residential course, which is solely for parents, partners and siblings.

CRY runs this course is so that bereaved families are able to receive the help of trained bereavement supporters who can empathise with them

2 Years

Charity information: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

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  • Need

    Need

    So many people have contacted CRY wondering if there are others they could talk to who have suffered similarly. No matter how much professional support is offered (either medical or therapeutic), sometimes just speaking to someone who has been through a similar experience, or reading their personal stories, helps the most. CRY’s Founder, Alison Cox, developed the CRY Bereavement Support Programme with this in mind.

    Solution

    The aim of running this course is so that bereaved families are able to receive the help of trained bereavement supporters who can empathise with them. Once the counselling course is complete, our qualified bereavement supporters volunteer their time to offer telephone support to others who have been affected by young sudden cardiac death.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    bereaved families are able to receive the help of trained supporters who can empathise with them.


    Activities

    » CRY fully funds a two year skills and theory residential course, which is solely for bereaved parents, partners and siblings.

    What success will look like

    We will look into the number of bereavement supporters that CRY have trained and compare this to the number of times, they have supported bereaved families.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term changes the project will bring about are that we will have an increased number of bereavement supporters. This will mean that we would be able to utilise the new found expertise of those bereavement supporters for when there is a need for their help. We aim to match bereavement supporters to those requiring support who have experience similar circumstances, so the more bereavement supporters we have, the more chance we have in matching their circumstances.

    Risk

    Personal circumstances changing of those on the course resulting in them needing to drop out.

    We have tried to anticipate this risk by having potential replacements identified for such a scenario.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors by updating them on the number of CRY Bereavement Supporters that were trained each year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £37,584

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      Amount Heading Description
      £13,440 Accommodation x12 Accomodating Bereavement Supporters
      £2,880 Room hire x12 Hiring the room for the course to be held in
      £12,120 Course Tutor x12 Funding the course tutor
      £1,344 Accomodation x12 Accommodation for the Tutor
      £3,600 Travel x12 Travel for the Tutor and Bereavement Supporters
      £4,200 Food x12 Refreshments for those taking part in the course
  • Background

    Location

    Epsom, Surrey

    Beneficiaries

    Those that will benefit from the project will be those bereaved families that come to CRY for support as they will be supported by trained Bereavement Supporters who can empathize with them as they have been in the same situation.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    So many people have contacted CRY wondering if there are others who they could talk to, who have suffered similar problems. No matter how much professional support is offered (either medical or therapeutic), sometimes just chatting to someone “who has been through a similar experience” helps the most. For many years now, CRY has supported a large number of bereaved families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Andy Usher

    Andy is a qualified counsellor and trains those in the course to become Bereavement Supporters