Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Supporting families following sudden bereavement seminar - 11/11/16

Supporting families following sudden bereavement seminar:

We are delighted to confirm that Richard Stafford, Director of Bereavement Services Scotland at Child Bereavement UK, and Reverend Stuart MacQuarrie, University Chaplain at the University of Glasgow, will be speaking at our essential Supporting families following sudden bereavement seminar. 

Richard will discuss the impact of sudden bereavement on children and young people, and will also provide an overview of the support that Child Bereavement UK are able to offer to support professionals in Scotland. Attendees will also benefit from an expert input session from Stuart MacQuarrie, who will discuss sudden bereavement from a multi-faith background, and discuss religious customs that support workers should be aware of.

Places are going fast for this crucial seminar, which takes place in central Edinburgh on Tuesday 6 December 2016, and we would encourage all professionals to book soon to avoid disappointment. 
Attendance will cost just £40 + VAT per person. To book your place today, complete our online form
Substance misuse and traumatic grief webinar resources:

We are pleased to announce that presentations and recordings from our 'Substance misuse and traumatic grief' webinar are now available for access on our website. This vital event featured an extensive 'Meet the expert' input session with Lorna Templeton, visiting fellow at the University of Bath. Lorna's presentation was titled 'Supporting families affected by another's drug and alcohol problem, and those bereaved through substance use'. Catch up on the webinar and download the presentation.

Post-traumatic growth: Japanese research, examining the impact of bereavement on adolescents, has identified that the bereaved individual's relationship with the deceased provides significant differences in post-traumatic growth.
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Child bereavement: Next week marks the start of Child Grief Awareness Week, which runs from 17-23 November. This year's theme is #MakeTime2Listen, highlighting the importance of ensuring the voices of bereaved children and young people are heard. 
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Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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