RoadPeace

RoadPeace Resilience Building Programme

To help family members cope with the trauma of road death bereavement. This is a 6 week program for bereaved families. Working in small groups participants learn about the physiological impacts of traumatic bereavement, coping strategies & also benefit from being with others in a similar situation

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1087192)

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  • “RoadPeace has been a major support and help for us as a family following by sister's death. Knowing that they were there and understood what we were going through has been such a help. I’m not sure what we would have done without RoadPeace”.

    — Bereaved sister

  • “I learnt techniques and strategies to manage all the intrusive thoughts and memories that come with traumatic grief, as well as gain a deeper understanding of how to manage and cope with grief, and day to day life”.

    — Bereaved partner

  • “Meeting other parents in the same situation has helped me tremendously. Before this programme I felt very isolated and alone".

    — Bereaved mother

  • “RoadPeace has been a major support and help for us as a family following by sister's death. Knowing that they were there and understood what we were going through has been such a help. I’m not sure what we would have done without RoadPeace”.

    — Bereaved sister

  • “I learnt techniques and strategies to manage all the intrusive thoughts and memories that come with traumatic grief, as well as gain a deeper understanding of how to manage and cope with grief, and day to day life”.

    — Bereaved partner

  • “Meeting other parents in the same situation has helped me tremendously. Before this programme I felt very isolated and alone".

    — Bereaved mother

Situation

The suddenness and unexpected nature of a road death can result in traumatic, complex and extended grief. Many suffer from symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These symptoms, unaddressed, can persist for years after the death. Post-crash procedures can aggravate suffering & further re-traumatise families. This complex grief can result in a sense of social isolation as the bereaved can find it difficult to communicate with those who have not had the same experience.

Solution

The Resilience Building Programme is a six-week support programme for those bereaved by crashes. Working in groups with trained facilitators, the programme enables participants to meet with others with similar experiences. Participants gain coping skills to deal with the associated PTSD symptoms, gaining a better understanding of the range of mental and physical symptoms that occur naturally as a reaction to an unnatural death.