Get Together - Bereaved Families Discovering is a project designed to help and support families through the trauma of bereavement. This partnership project between Corrymeela and Cruse Bereavement Care in NI began in October 2014, with the first family activity day for nine families on 14th March.
Get Together offers free activity days and residentials for bereaved families, giving them the chance to face their own grief, but also to support other families and to help educate the community.
At the same time, parents and volunteers can gain confidence in supporting children as they share their experiences and get to know each other. Learning to communicate better within the family helps everyone to be more resilient, to have a stronger sense of emotional and mental wellbeing.
Initially, the project is open to families with children under 12 who have been bereaved of a parent. In future years, we will also work with families facing sibling bereavement and other types of losses.
To learn more or get involved with Get Together, please contact Young Cruse Coordinator Elaine.Roub@cruse.org.uk or 02890-792419.