Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Events and Twitter announcement - 13/05/16

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars

Places are going fast for our Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars, and we would encourage any interested professionals to book soon to avoid disappointment.

These seminars are now both very close to being fully booked, and take place in central Manchester on Thursday 30 June and central London on Wednesday 13 July. They feature input from leading UK academics and practitioners who specialise in providing support for suddenly bereaved people. Find out more and book your place today.
In addition to these seminars, we've got loads of other brilliant training opportunities coming up this year. Read on to find out more!
Providing effective support following a brain injury seminar:

This event, run by Brake, provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to develop their skills and knowledge of best practice, and will include sessions run by Dr James Tonks and Dr Steven Allder. This event will overview both acquired and traumatic brain injury, and will consider the effect of a brain injury both on individuals and those responsible for providing social and medical support.
Find out more and book your place
Police family liaison following road death and serious injury conference

This conference offers a great professional development opportunity, and a unique networking opportunity for FLOs across the country. Topics covered will include an update from the Central Motorway Policing Group and a case study from the 2014 Conisbrough crash case.

A limited number of free places are available for police officers.
Find out more and book your place
Understanding sudden bereavement webinar:

Our 'Understanding sudden bereavement: providing effective support to suddenly bereaved people' webinar proved to be incredibly popular. Held on April 27, the event featured an extensive input session from bereavement expert Dr Linda Machin and was attended by a sell-out audience.

If you were unable to attend, or would like to access any resources from the day, a recording of the webinar and presentation from our guest speaker can be found on our website here.
Webinar resources
We’ve now joined Twitter:

We are pleased to announce that we have now created an account for Sudden on Twitter!

We aim for this account to be a great space for us to provide information on the latest news, global research and developments in best practice. I’ll be posting regular updates on the account, and would encourage all professionals involved in supporting suddenly bereaved people to follow us!

You can find us on Twitter here:
This week's major discussion point:
New research has identified the traumatic impact of bereavement through a natural disaster, with a study in to the 2003 Bam Earthquake in Iran finding that 76% of bereaved survivors suffered from complicated grief.

How can we best support those who have been bereaved in such a sudden and traumatic manner?