Good Grief

My Day of the Death Education (Part One)

I’m a freelance writer, and met Judith Wester when we both attended a seminar on business development. We got talking, and she invited me to her class: Talking about Death & Loss in Healthy Ways – the first of its kind to be held in Wolverhampton. Since death is something that affects us all, I thought it would be useful to brush up my knowledge of how it is seen in different cultures. After all, my clients come from all…

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The Wild Edge of Sorrow

by Francis Weller – This book was a real game changer for me I read a lot—anything I could get my hands on—in the aftermath of the death of my son, Tom. But, it was four years later a very dear friend handed me this book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow, by Francis Weller. It opened my heart to the true meaning and relevance of grief as a thing of beauty for all people within our culture and the world.…

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CEDAR CIC Luncheon with the NHS, The Grange School, And Young Health Champions team

             Recently CEDAR CIC hosted a luncheon and invited along previous attendees of one of the Life lessons workshops. These were students from The Grange high school in Shrewsbury, together with representatives from The Youth Health Champion programme that have been working with and supporting CEDAR Life lessons.    Also CEDAR had the honour of a special guest Mr Giles Wilmore who is Director for Patient & Public Voice & Information, NHS England. The luncheon was a chance for Mr…

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Katy’s blog #8 ‘Designs in Mind’ and The ‘Good Grief’ Leaf Project

‘Designs in Mind’ and The ‘Good Grief’ Leaf Project On behalf of CEDAR CIC, I recently visited an inspiring group of people who meet every week in Oswestry at ‘Designs in Mind’, which was previously known as ‘The Project Group’. I interviewed a lady named Lianna who attends the group and she explained to me that everyone who goes to the group benefits greatly through making art and crafts and how this helps their mental health and wellbeing.  It was…

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CEDAR Leaves on the Table

Katy’s Blog #6 – Good Grief

‘Good Grief’ the Young Health Champions take it further! After the completion of the initial CEDAR ‘Life Lessons’ workshop, a focus group was created with the Young Health Champion participants to collect their feedback on the programme. They were very positive and the participants were requesting to learn more! So this led to the development of a second level of education that would allow more information to be taught about how to respond to grief and how to help others.…

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Good Grief

A Marketing Society Discussion: What happened when Ogilvy Change and Pimp My Cause decided to do a pro bono intervention for CEDAR CIC? As the first of an ongoing series of pro bono interventions in partnership with Pimp My Cause, the #ogilvychange team – led by Rory Sutherland – has been brave enough to tackle one of the greatest possible challenges.

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CEDAR  Education
CEDAR  Education  is  dedicated  to  teaching everyone  how  to  understand,  accept  and  respond to  death,  dying  and  loss  in  healthy  and appropriate  ways  with  clients,  patients,  students, and  in  personal  relationships.

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the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service