Lottery-funded project to offer support to grievers (23 March)
A website has been set up by Cruse Bereavement Care, the UK’s leading bereavement charity, and Adfam, the national voice for families affected by drugs and alcohol to offer support to those who have lost their loved ones as a result of drug and alcohol use.
The new Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website provides a wealth of information and resources to those unsure where to turn or what to do in such a difficult situation.
The website’s features include:
- Outlining where and how to access appropriate support
- Helping people through the grieving process by looking at the emotions one might be experiencing and how to overcome them
- Providing practical help with the things one will have to deal with a result of their loss
- Displaying stories and personal experiences
Linking to useful resources and relevant organisations.
The site was designed and developed in close partnership with a peer support volunteer who understood the needs of people accessing this service.
It is hoped that the website will augment the work they do in improving the emotional wellbeing of individuals bereaved through alcohol, ultimately becoming a vital tool for those in need of information and guidance on how to overcome their difficult situation.
The trustees of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern are pleased to announce the merger of the two charities following detailed negotiations over the last few months.
The move will place the unified organisation in a much stronger position to achieve its joint mission to reduce the harms caused by alcohol; combining Alcohol Research UK’s long history of research excellence with Alcohol Concern’s strong advocacy work.
Read our news release to find out more.