Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' London – last chance to book - 14/07/17

'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' London  last chance to book
There are a limited number of places still available for our final 'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' seminar, which is being held in Euston, London on Tuesday 18 July.

This essential event offers a great opportunity for teachers, carers and bereavement support workers to develop their knowledge of how children and young people experience and process grief.
The seminar will cover support for children and young people bereaved by suicide, the impact of PTSD and trauma, and content around best practice in communicating with bereaved children. 

Speakers include:
  • Julie Ellison, Training Manager, Child Bereavement UK
  • Dr Russell Hurn, Head of Trauma and Clinical Lead at CHUMS, the Child Bereavement, Trauma and Emotional Wellbeing Service
  • Dr Jane McCarthy, Visiting Fellow, The Open University and Visiting Professor, University of Reading
  • A Brake bereaved volunteer, discussing their experiences of supporting their child following a sudden bereavement. 
GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place today.

Bereavement and suicide risk: A study from the University of Oslo has considered risk factors for suicide, among offspring who have been bereaved by the sudden loss of a parent. Read the findings.

Perinatal loss: Australian researchers have carried out a new survey looking at the experiences with bereavement support services of families who have suffered a perinatal loss. Read the article.
Grief and additional needs: Academics have undertaken a study into how staff working in residential or supported living services can best support and communicate about death and dying with people who have intellectual disabilities. Read the findings. 

Suicide and young people: Research from the University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness has found that suicide in young people and children is often linked to bereavement. Read the findings.
Sudden webinars: 

Supporting bereaved people with additional needs
Wednesday 19 July 2017, 2–3.30pm BST, online

There's just under a week to go until our 'Supporting bereaved people with additional needs' webinar. This event will feature an extensive talk from Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing at the University of Keele.
Attendees will also benefit from an input session from a Brake volunteer, discussing their personal experiences of providing support. Delegates will gain insight into the challenges that people with additional needs may face following bereavement, and guidance on how best to support them. 

GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place.
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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