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Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars

Thursday 22 November 2018 Cardiff (Wales, UK)
9.30am - 3.00pm

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone this event. The next seminar will be held early in 2019 and more details will be available very soon. Sudden would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the postponement of this seminar.

Led by a variety of academics and expert practitioners, this essential seminar provides a practical overview of best practice in supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.

Offering an excellent professional development opportunity to all school teachers and support staff, healthcare workers and counsellors, this event provides expert guidance on how to help children cope and recover from the shocking impact of a sudden bereavement, and offers a great chance for professionals to develop their skills and knowledge. 

Practitioners and academics specialising in sudden bereavement will discuss:

  • Symptoms and emotions that children and young people who have been suddenly bereaved may experience
  • Insights into methods that practitioners can use to best support suddenly bereaved children
  • A discussion of the ways in which children and young people comprehend and understand grief
  • Sign-posting to a range of services, resources and organisations that are available for practitioners working with bereaved children and young people

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Rhian Burke, Founder and Chief Executive, 2 Wish Upon A Star
  • Alison Thomas, Children and Young People's Service and Development Manager, Cruse Wales
  • Erica Brown, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, University of Worcester

Further speakers for this seminar will be announced shortly.

Feedback from previous events:

“Fantastic seminar. A great array of passionate, inspirational and informative speakers. Very useful and very worthwhile.”

“Excellent day. Very well run, with fast pace and great and varied speakers. Really useful - good resources available and signposting to further sites/charities to get further information.”

“The conference has been extremely informative. The speakers were excellent and varied. This will help me to support children in the schools that I work in.”

Attendance at this seminar costs just £71+ VAT per person. To book your place today, fill in our online form, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are incredibly grateful to the continued kind support of Slater and Gordon Lawyers, without whose funding this event would not be possible.

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