Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Substance misuse and traumatic grief webinar - 12/08/16


Substance misuse and traumatic grief webinar

2pm - 3.30pm GMT, Wednesday 2 November, online 

Places are going fast for this vital event, and we would encourage any interested professionals to sign up soon to avoid disappointment!

This essential webinar will be presented by expert speaker Lorna Templeton, research officer at the University of Bath and member of the board of trustees at Adfam. Crucially, this event will cover both the potential for traumatic grief to lead to substance misuse, and also the relationship between sudden bereavement and subsequent substance misuse. 

Attendees will be offered a unique opportunity to discuss best practice with a leading academic, and will also be provided with guidance and advice in delivering effective support. 

Topics will include:

  • Social aspects of bereavement and grief
  • An overview of the '5-step' method of intervention, and how this can be used to support relatives and children
  • Discussion for the potential of all forms of sudden and traumatic bereavement to lead to substance misuse

Confirmed speakers at the event include:

  • Lorna Templeton, research officer, University of Bath

This webinar is free to attend. 

Find out more and register your place today

Roads to Justice

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5 people currently die on the UK's roads every day, and currently, over 40% of criminal drivers who kill do not receive a prison sentence. Any support for this campaign would be incredibly gratefully received. 

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