Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Upcoming events, news and research - 27/01/17

Upcoming Sudden events:

We have a wide range of webinars and seminars coming up in 2017. Confirmed events include:
  • Supporting bereaved people with special educational needs. Wednesday 8 March 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online

    This vital webinar will overview best practice in supporting people with special educational needs though a sudden bereavement. Led by an expert practitioner, the event will consider support needs that traumatically bereaved people of all ages with special educational needs may have. Sign posting to a variety of global organisations who are able to offer support will also be provided.

  • Bereavement, disenfranchised grief and PTSD. Wednesday 5 April 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online.  

    This essential webinar will explore and explain the spectrum of reactions that may be experienced following a traumatic bereavement. The webinar will be led by an expert practitioner, and will include an overview of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, and support methods that are recommended for professionals.
  • Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars. Tuesday 27 June, Manchester (UK), Thursday 6 July, Birmingham (UK) and Tuesday 18 July, London (UK). 

    Our crucial 'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' seminars return with three dates in 2017. Topics covered at these events will include support for bereaved children and young people with special educational needs, cultural and religious issues that support workers may encounter and an academic approach to grief and trauma.
Sudden blog:

We are delighted to announce that a new blog, featured on our Sudden website, will be launched on Monday 30 January. This blog will share updates from academics, support professionals and bereavement practitioners, and will provide the opportunity for experts to engage in discussions around all the latest updates in sudden bereavement support.

News and research: 

Bereavement payment:
The UK government have released the final plans for the upcoming bereavement support payment, which will be introduced on 6 April 2017. This new payment will replace the pre-existing three tier system. Find out more.

Cost of grief study: New research from the University of Bristol has considered how the economic impact of a bereavement can be calculated. Read the results

Children and bereavement: An American study has explored the effect of the loss of a sibling on school aged children. Find out more
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