Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

LinkedIn announcement and news - 19/02/16

We’ve now joined LinkedIn:

We are delighted to announce that we have now set up a group for Sudden on LinkedIn!

We aim to develop this group to be a great space for global discussions about the latest news, research and developments in best practice. I’ll regularly be posting updates, and it would be great if members of external organisations would be interested in providing discussion points and content for members to discuss!

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This week's major discussion point:
Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach has recently criticised the disparity of bereavement care available in UK hospitals. Do you think these comments fair, and what needs to be done to ensure that bereaved parents are offered the best possible support?
Sudden events:

Our Understanding sudden bereavement: providing effective support to suddenly bereaved people webinar is now very close to being fully booked. We would encourage anyone who is interested in attending this vital event to register soon to avoid disappointment.

The webinar, which is being held online on Wednesday April 27th, 2pm-3.30pm GMT, will include a session led by Dr Linda Machin, honorary Research Fellow at Keele University. Linda is a renowned bereavement expert, and her talk will include an insight in to two of the leading models she has developed, the Range of Response to Loss model and Adult Attitude to Grief Scale.

This promises to be an incredibly informative session, and offers a unique opportunity for global interaction with a field leader!

Sign up here to register your place.

In the UK: A survey by Sun Life has found that the cost of a funeral in the UK has risen by 90% in the last decade. The rise in funeral cost has also prompted the government to launch an enquiry in to bereavement benefits, with price increases in recent years leading to a rise in ‘funeral poverty’. Read more.

In the UK: The Office for National Statistics has released its 2014 UK suicide statistics. Overall the UK suicide rate saw a decrease of 2% from 2013. Read more.