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Webinars, seminars and training

Find out more about our upcoming events, and book your place today. Our free webinars (online training), low-cost seminars and conferences offer valuable continuing professional development opportunities for professionals working with suddenly bereaved people.

Our events are open to all, and some are free. Sign up to our Sudden news bulletin to make sure you find out about all our latest events as soon as they're announced.

Resources from our previous events can be found here.


Webinars are held in one, or both of, two different time zones: GMT (United Kingdom) or NZDT (New Zealand). This is to enable maximum participation in Brake events around the globe. Time zones are specified on the event details. All events are relevant to support professionals anywhere in the world, unless specified as country-specific. Resources, recordings and presentations from past webinars run by Sudden can be found here.

Bereavement under the spotlight – supporting people suddenly bereaved in high profile cases
Tuesday 9 May 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online
This webinar will cover best practice guidance in supporting families and individuals who have been bereaved in cases that have attracted media attention.

Traumatic bereavement, stigma and grief
Wednesday 13 September 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online
This webinar will cover an overview of best practice in supporting suddenly bereaved people, who are experiencing stigmatised grief.

Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs
Thursday 21 September 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online 
This webinar will overview best practice guidance on developing support networks to allow care givers and professionals to avoid vicarious trauma, alongside covering signs, symptoms and assessments for measuring the condition. 


To find resources and presentations from seminars previously run by Sudden, please click here.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars
Tuesday 27 June 2017, Manchester (UK), Thursday 6 July 2017, Birmingham (UK) and Tuesday 18 July 2017, London (UK).
These crucial seminars will provide an overview of best practice in supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.


Empathetically working with families bereaved by road crashes
In-house training for professionals such as solicitors: Contact Brake to discuss trainer availability

Crisis response: employer training for when the worst happens
In-house training: Contact Brake to discuss trainer availability

Comments from previous attendees include:

"The quality of the speaker, the depth of research and integration and the sophistication of the actual PowerPoint itself made this the best webinar I have ever attended."

"The information provided was fantastic. It was really easy to understand and there was lots of practical information I can use."


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