Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

News, events and research - 26/05/17


Children's Hospice Week: The 2017 'Children's Hospice Week' is running from 22-28 May, on the theme of #UpTheVolume. This year, the week is aiming to raise awareness of the needs of children with life-limiting conditions. Find out more.

Bereavement and suicide risk: A study using nationwide Danish population data has considered the relationship between the loss of a close relative and risk of psychiatric illness and suicide. Find out more.
Support after bereavement: Academics from Curtin University, Australia, have reviewed methods of social support that are able to positively benefit the grieving process. Find out more.

Child bereavement: A study from McMaster University, Canada, has provided a qualitative analysis of best practice in supporting bereaved children. Find out more.

Prolonged grief and bereavement: The BMJ has published a new resource considering the impact of prolonged grief after bereavement. This resource has been produced in partnership with Paul Boelen, professor of clinical psychology at Utrecht University. Find out more
Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars:
There's just under a month to go until our first 'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' seminar, which takes place in central Manchester on 27 June. Speakers at this event include:
  • Mohammed Arshad, Muslim chaplain, Bradford Teaching Hospital Trust
  • Panos Vostanis, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, University of Leicester
  • Shirley Potts, North development lead, Child Bereavement UK
  • Dr Sarah James, lecturer in education, University of Hull.
Content covered at the seminar will include a discussion of the impact that trauma and bereavement can have on children; guidance on supporting bereaved young people with additional needs; and advice on cultural and religious issues that support workers may encounter.

Find out more and book your place today.
6th International Suicide Bereavement Conference
Manchester, UK - 27 September 2017

15th Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Odense, Denmark - 2-4 June 2017

The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
Lisbon, Portugal - 12-15 July 2017
Sudden blog: 

The latest piece on the Sudden blog comes courtesy of Stephanie Owens, communications and marketing Officer at Dying Matters. Stephanie discusses how we can best support bereaved people, and the role that colleagues, friends and family can play in offering care. Find out more and read the post.
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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