In the UK: MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have challenged the government over statistics revealing that an estimated 7,000 bereaved partners do not qualify for bereavement benefits each year. Read more.
In the UK: Cruse Bereavement UK have launched an initiative specialising in providing support to people bereaved through alcohol and drugs. Read more.
In Canada: Ontario’s Minister of Labour has announced funding for an initiative to prevent and mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder among emergency service personnel. Read more.