CRY has a dedicated bereavement support programme to support families after the tragedy of the sudden cardiac death of a young person aged 35 or under. CRY’s bereavement support services are essential for our efforts to support bereaved families after a young sudden cardiac death.
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.
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. It is a British Association of Counselling (BAC) accredited course and is externally moderated.
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.
Trainee bereavement supporters are required to attend 12 weekend sessions over a two-year period, which costs CRY in the region of £3,400 per supporter.
Cost: £40,000 for 12 bereavement supporters