Monday, 24 April 2017

Meet the Missing People Choir: Part 2

In the second of our 5 part 'Meet the Choir' series, we introduce you to choir members Sarah Godwin, Michael Dixon, Denise Horvath-AllanMelanie Steele, Siobhan Dunne and Alan Jones.

Read on to find out why they joined the Choir and what their favourite memories are so far.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Meet the Missing People Choir: Part 1

Clare Cook, Deputy Director of Fundraising & Communications at Missing People, and James Hawkins, Missing People Choir Director, kick off our five-part 'Meet the Choir' series by telling us how the Missing People Choir came to be.

Sometimes an idea is presented to you that is so strong that you have to explore it and see where it leads. Forming a choir for people who had experienced the disappearance of someone they loved was one of these ideas.

Monday, 10 April 2017

A Day With: Our local services team

Our Local Services Team support children and young people in Surrey, Sussex and Hertfordshire who have returned from being missing by providing Return Home Interviews and One to One support.

Maddy, a Return Home Interview Coordinator, tells us about one of her days at Missing People.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Dottie Greenwood: Coordinating volunteers at Missing People

Missing People relies heavily on an incredibly special, dedicated and passionate network of volunteers.

Volunteering Coordinator Dottie helps to look after these 200+ volunteers, as well as recruits many more new people to join the team.

We sat down with Dottie and asked her a few questions about her role, and the role of volunteers within Missing People.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Facebook Live: Q&A broadcast with Rob and Chris

Family Support Services Manager Rob and Clinical Lead Counsellor Christopher hosted our very first online Q&A and discussion last Friday via Facebook Live. Here are some highlights from the broadcast:

Q: What is ambiguous loss?

Rob: “Ambiguous loss is a concept developed by Dr Pauline Boss. In the context of 'missing', the best way to explain it is when someone is physically absent yet psychologically present.

Monday, 20 March 2017

James Hawkins: The one thing everyone can do to become a great singer

James Hawkins, the Missing People Choir director, reveals the main factor he believes is needed to become a fantastic singer and performer in our latest blog post:

Having worked with singers for 15 years as a musician, music producer, teacher and choir director, I am well versed in the importance of numerous singing techniques, and imagine that you may be expecting me now to extol the virtues of one of them.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Mungo Park and You: A letter from Hannah

Hannah Velten has written a heartfelt letter to her brother Christian, to mark the 14th anniversary of him going missing in Mali.

Dear Chris, I didn’t know how to mark 7th February this year, the 14th anniversary of you leaving for Africa. I had hoped, after last year’s rather miraculous proof of you still being alive, that I’d not have to mark this odious time of year ever again. But there you go.

Around 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year. The Missing Blog aims to give a voice to all those affected by this issue.

Written by families and friends of missing people, supporters working to raise awareness of the cause, and volunteers and staff at the charity Missing People, we hope that this blog will offer a window into the issue of missing.

The charity Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears. To find out more about Missing People and ways that you can support the charity visit www.missingpeople.org.uk.

Call or txt the charity Missing People for free on 116 000, 24/7 if you or anyone you know is affected by a disappearance.