“In November 2011, CRY held its first Siblings Bereavement Support Day.

For all the bereaved siblings who attended that day, it was a revelation…this was what we had been missing. At last we were with group of people who came as close to understanding what we felt as anyone could possibly do. Previous support days had been focused on parents or partners and although everything helps, losing a sibling is just something so hard to explain to and talk about with anyone who has not been in that position.

On that day, Alison came up with the idea of putting together a booklet telling our stories and offering support to other bereaved siblings who also didn’t know where to turn.

And so here we are, just over a year later, launching the booklet and the accompanying website which we hope will provide you with practical information and show you where you can find support, along with a chance to read similar experiences, and come away with the feeling that you are not alone”

Katherine McNamara

Siblings: The Forgotten Mourners

Leading heart charity launches new resource for young people who have suddenly lost a sibling Bereavement experts from the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) are today [Wednesday 28 … Continue reading

Kevin Wilson Kevin’s Story by Michele Wilson

I was 21 when my brother died. A few months before I remember telling friends how fantastic life was. We had no idea that Kevin’s life was about to end. … Continue reading

CRY provides emotional support through a network of volunteers who have suffered the sudden death of a child, sibling or partner in this way. These volunteers have achieved British Association of Counselling (BAC) accreditation with Skills and Theory certification, following two years training, so that they can help others come to terms with their tragedies.
Continue reading →