Public attitudes, cultural perspectives and engagement
In this section, we are particularly interested in reflections upon the following questions:
- To what degree are public attitudes to grief, bereavement, support and help-seeking a barrier to effective interventions for people affected by bereavement?
- What could help to improve public attitudes to bereavement and the support needs of people who have been bereaved?
- How could employers better support people who have been bereaved?
- How could informal communities (of identity, geography or ethnicity), including neighbourhood groups or faith groups, better support people who have been bereaved?
- How could schools and other organisations better engage with children and young people around issues of grief and loss, and better support those affected by childhood bereavement?
- Should all health and social care staff have training in bereavement awareness and support? If so, what training should be provided?