The Aftermath: caring for people suffering sudden bereavement or life-changing injury
Tuesday 28 July, 2pm BST
A sudden bereavement, life-changing injury, or rapid deterioration in health may be due to medical reasons (such as COVID-19 or a stroke) or through an event (such as a road crash, homicide, terrorism or suicide). Due to COVID-19, numbers of people affected in these ways are rising rapidly.
People affected are vulnerable, particularly in a time of increased risk of isolation due to physical distancing. People often have acute needs due to shock combined with practical and complex challenges; ranging from mental health, to caring for bereaved children, to loss of income. Safeguarding from day one is essential, with needs identified quickly and met by order of priority, and active monitoring of wellbeing, for example signs of disorders such as prolonged grief disorder (PGD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
At a time of stretched health and support services, this free webinar provides a valuable opportunity to hear from leading experts in helping people through a traumatic time, at a challenging time for everyone, and learn how to work effectively within your agency or company and in partnership with others to provide appropriate and best practice support.
- Trauma reactions – keeping people safe, supported and restoring their choices and control
- Mental health watchful waiting – active monitoring and clinical intervention methodologies
- Case management – ensuring a pathway of care from day one to wellbeing goals
- When the worst happened – case studies of practitioner experience
Who should attend?
This webinar is appropriate for health and social care professionals, police, employers, charity workers, legal representatives, funeral directors and all other professionals who may help bereaved / injured people as part of their role.