Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' Manchester – last chance to book - 20/06/17

'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' Manchester  last chance to book
There are a limited number of places left available for our first 'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' seminar of the year, which will be held in central Manchester on Tuesday 27 June.

This essential event offers a great opportunity for teachers, carers and bereavement support workers to develop their knowledge of how children and young people experience and process grief.
The seminar will cover cultural and religious issues support workers may encounter when supporting suddenly bereaved children, the impact of PTSD and trauma and best practice for supporting bereaved children with additional needs. 

Speakers include:
  • Mohammed Arshad, Muslim Chaplain, Bradford Teaching Hospital Trust
  • Professor Panos Vostanis, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Leicester
  • Shirley Potts, North Development Lead, Child Bereavement UK 
  • Dr Sarah James, Lecturer in Education, University of Hull
GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place today.

Bereavement support: Researchers at University College London have investigated whether people bereaved by suicide are less likely to receive support than people bereaved by other forms of sudden death. Read the findings
Complicated grief and loss: A new study into complicated grief suggests that one in ten bereaved adults is at risk for prolonged grief disorder. Read the article.

Parental grief: Academics in Japan have undertaken a study of 105 participants bereaved by suicide, and found that grief reactions were often higher among parents than in those who had other relationships with the deceased. Read the article. 
Sudden webinars: 

Supporting bereaved people with additional needs
Wednesday 19 July 2017, 2–3.30pm BST, online

Featuring an extensive 'Meet the Expert' session with Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing at the University of Keele, attendees will benefit from an overview of the challenges that may be faced by people who have been suddenly bereaved and have additional needs.
GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place.
Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs
Thursday 21 September 2017, 23.30pm GMT, online.

Led by expert speaker Dr Keren Cohen, Head of Therapies and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, this webinar will cover best practice guidance in supporting those who are experiencing vicarious trauma, and symptoms of the condition. 

GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place. 
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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