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.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Publicity for Missing People: How does it work?

When somebody goes missing, one of the ways we can help is by launching a publicity appeal.

We often get asked questions about what publicity we do, how and why we do it, whether or not it is safe, and how members of the public can help.

We caught up with Kate and Ian, our Publicity Coordinators, to find out the answers.

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

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.