Author’s theories on grief

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Author and psychologist Richard Gross gave a fascinating lecture on the Theories of Grief to Cruse West Sussex Bereavement Volunteers on Saturday 1st October, at the Lodge Hill Centre near Pulborough.

Over 60 volunteers attended their Annual Conference, delighted to have such an excellent opportunity and a chance to celebrate all the charity does to support people at a very vulnerable time in their lives. West Sussex High Sheriff Mark Spofforth OBE also attended, along with representatives of many community organisations interested in bereavement care. In his Chairman’s Report, Michael Milligan, Area Chair of Cruse West Sussex Area, said how important it was to provide high calibre training to its workforce. “This is a special day for us to be inspired, encouraged and informed; the Area has supported a record number of bereaved people this year and it is vital that our volunteers feel supported too, having exciting opportunities to learn and time to reflect on all that has been achieved.”

If you are bereaved or supporting someone who is struggling to cope after someone has died, contact the Cruse West Sussex 24 hour Answer-phone Service on: 0300 311 9959 or email:

Contributed by Cruse Bereavement Care

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