The Cruse Macmillan project aims to improve bereavement support for people affected by cancer through enabling Cruse staff, in local Area offices in Northern Ireland, to build capacity and engage with their communities to ensure meaningful and timely access to support. The project also aims to understand and raise awareness of information and support which effectively supports individuals before and throughout bereavement.
As part of the project, we have recorded a number of podcasts. For the first podcast, we are joined by Palliative Care Specialist Social Worker, Amanda Mellon, who is based in Macmillan Unit located on Antrim Area Hospital site. Amanda supports families who have loved ones at the end of life. In our conversation, Amanda suggests ways of dealing with the emotions that people may face at this difficult time and also suggests tips for preparing for a bereavement.