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Helena Bonham Carter has narrated a new film on childhood bereavement for Children In Need. Saying Goodbye features the stories of a group of children and young people in the UK dealing with the terminal illness or death of a parent. The King's Speech actress said: "It's a privilege to…
These publications provide advice for people who have been asked to speak in public about their personal experiences of self-harm, suicide or other mental health issues, and the organisations that may be supporting them. The Guide To Speaking Publicly is aimed at individuals considering an invitation to speak. It aims…
The subject of children facing death or a bereavement in their family will be discussed at the University of Chichester next month. A conference, on Friday 20 October, will explore how young people cope with terminal illness based on assessments by researchers and leading organisations and charities. It is intended…
A former superintendent of a cemetery has admitted fraudulently mis-selling burial plots to grieving families in a "shocking" nine-year campaign. William Henderson stole thousands of pounds from the archdiocese that runs Edinburgh's Mount Vernon Cemetery by illegally selling forged burial deeds to vulnerable people when they were bereaved. His criminal…
Funeral poverty has reached an all-time high, as those who struggle to pay take on an average debt of almost £1,700, figures show. The average cost of a funeral has increased to £3,784 - an increase of 3% on last year - according to the Royal London National Funeral Cost…
A couple who dedicated their lives to helping bereaved families after the death of their son have won the lottery. Colin and Eithne Bell (pictured), who run a charity to assist those whose loved ones die overseas, have scooped £1 million in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker. The couple from…
More must be done to tackle the "taboo" subject of baby death, a charity has said. Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, said that while many members of the public are aware of the pain of baby loss, others still have no idea and it remains a taboo subject.…
McDonald's has apologised for "any upset" caused by its new television advert that a charity has said exploits child bereavement. The ad first screened on May 12 and shows a boy talking with his mother about his late father and wondering what they had in common. He is then shown…
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