Dr Bill Webster receives British Citizen’s Award
For more than 35 years Dr Bill Webster has built a strong reputation for his work on grief and bereavement, presenting many seminars and providing grief support resources across the country. Now, he has received a special British Citizen Award (BCAh for services to healthcare) in recognition of his efforts.
Following the sudden death of his wife, leaving Dr Webster with two young boys aged seven and nine to bring up, he has learned from and used his own experiences to build his knowledge and expertise on this highly sensitive subject.
Seeing little to help him through at the time, he decided to do something to help others in a way that no-one had been able to help him.
Over the last 35 years he has developed a highly effective, internationally recognised programme of grief support, creating Grief Journey UK (www.griefjourney.com), producing hundreds of articles, DVDs and hosting a TV programme in Canada together with numerous appearances in North America, Canada and the UK – and writing numerous books including the well-known Now What?.
Dr Webster’s work was recognised recently at Westminster Palace with the award of the BCAh. Dr Webster was one of only 35 citizens who were awarded this prestigious accolade this year and who join the 318 to date who wear their medal with pride.
He said: "I have felt strangely humbled by this award, feeling it is not about me personally, but rather a validation of the work I have done over the years in supporting grieving people and raising awareness of this often neglected area of support."
- If you would like to offer a Bereavement Group to your local Community, please contact Linda D Jones on 07779 108760
Dr Bill Webster (centre) with awards host Matt Allwright (left) and Nicole Hallak from sponsors Pampers
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