covid:aid launches new online course, Coping With Grief and Bereavement, in collaboration with Cruse Bereavement

covid:aid has today launched a new micro-course, Coping With Grief and Bereavement, in collaboration with Andy Langford, Clinical Director of the UK's leading bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement.

The free course, which is available on the covid:aid Covid-19 Support Community, sensitively explores some of the most commonly asked questions in relation to losing a loved one in the age of Covid-19. This includes:

  • What does grief look like during the pandemic?

  • How to manage emotions and external triggers?

  • What to say to someone who is bereaved and how to support them?

The course also features questions from our covid:aid Community on topics like guilt, grief and PTSD, and anticipatory grief.

Michael MacLennan, founder and CEO of covid:aid said, "We all experience grief and loss at some point in our lives. At the moment, it's hard to see a way out of the grief we may be feeling due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the expertise of Andy Langford of Cruse Bereavement, this new micro-course helps by offering valuable insights, tips and advice on coping with grief and bereavement during the pandemic."

Coping With Grief and Bereavement represents the fourth in a series of micro-courses available through the covid:aid Covid-19 Support Community which have been developed alongside experts. Others include:

All are available for free and contain easy-to-access modules for users to work through at their own pace.

The Covid-19 Support Community provides a safe space for members to engage with others and share their experiences of Long Covid, Grief and Bereavement and more. In addition to the online courses available on the platform, users while have access to advice and information shared by covid:aid, as well as live Q&A events and weekly catch-ups.

About Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement are the UK's leading bereavement charity. They help people through some of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning. 

As part of their offering, Cruse Bereavement have several support options:

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