A new collaborative project involving the NHS and the Third Sector, funded through NHS Charities Together gets underway during Dying Matters Awareness Week (2nd – 6th May 2022).

“Let’s Talk Bereavement” aims to enable people in north Cumbria to gain access to the bereavement support they need. Access to good bereavement support can be important to help people stay well and avoid developing other wellbeing and physical issues and may be especially helpful to those already disadvantaged by life issues. 

The project will deliver free training for staff and volunteers working in organisations and community groups in north Cumbria. It’s open to those in all sectors.

The first wave of training aims to increase understanding of grief and provide tools/resources to enable people to have confidence to talk about death and effectively support the bereaved. Half-day specialised skills training will also be available later in the year.



Additional information can be found at can be found on www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/contact-us/bereavement-support-cumbria

If you are interested in this project, or require any further information, please contact the Let’s Talk Bereavement Project Lead – Karen Dutton via email karen.dutton12@nhs.net 


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LOC in the Lakes 2022: Introduction to Let’s Talk Bereavement Project

18 May 2022 │ 9:30 - 10:30am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Health inequalities are impacting on people in our society like never before. Our colleagues, our friends, our neighbours, our families, ourselves – too many are experiencing poorer health and wellbeing simply due to the circumstances into which they are born, and how they go about their daily lives. 

That’s why LOC in the Lakes 2022 will be focusing on health inequalities, considering how we can think and work differently to improve health and wellbeing for the people of north and west Cumbria. We’ll be looking at how we can take more action now to enable individuals to start well, live well, age well, and die well.

This workshop will include a brief overview of the Let’s Talk Bereavement Project and the inequalities it hopes to address and why. It will also provide some guidance to what to consider when talking to those who have been bereaved.

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