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Traumatic bereavement, grief and stigma

Date TBC, online. 

Tragically, alongside being traumatic for bereaved families, many forms of sudden death also remain stigmatised, further intensifying the grief experience. In this essential webinar, presented by leading academics and practitioners, speakers will discuss specific support methods for people who have experienced stigmatised grief. Presenters at this event will offer guidance to support workers on how they can avoid stigmatising bereavement, and will also cover the potential for a sudden death to lead to suicide ideation and suicidal thoughts.

Topics covered will include:

  • The potential for all forms of sudden bereavement to lead to stigma, with a particular focus on suicide
  • Discussion of how support workers and practitioners can best support people who are experiencing stigmatised grief
  • Signposting to a range of organisations and specialist services that are accessible to practitioners and suddenly bereaved people.

Confirmed speakers for this event will be confirmed shortly.

Who should attend:

This free of charge event offers an excellent professional development opportunity to all counsellors, support workers and practitioners working with people who have been suddenly bereaved. This event may be particularly beneficial to any professionals who offer bereavement counselling, but do not have extensive experience of working with people who have experienced stigmatised grief.

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