Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Webinar resources, news and research - 31/07/17

Upcoming Sudden webinars

Our 'Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs' webinar takes place on Thursday 21 September 2017, and we would encourage all victim support professionals and practitioners to sign up for this free of charge event.
This webinar will feature an extensive 'Meet the Expert' session with Dr Keren Cohen, Head of Therapies and Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Content covered within the event will include an overview of common symptoms of vicarious trauma, discussion of best practice in supporting those experiencing the condition and signposting to a range of organisations able to offer support and advice.

GET INVOLVED: Find out more and book your place today.
News and research: 

Proposed Parental Bereavement Bill: A proposed new law would see employed parents, who have suffered the bereavement of a child, be given statutory paid leave to grieve. Find out more.

Grief severity:  Academics from the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam have undertaken a study, considering factors that may impact bereavement severity and persistence. Read the findings.
Child bereavement and communication: Researchers have considered the impact that caregivers' positive verbal communication can have on children’s psychological functioning, following parental loss. Read the findings.  

Young people and complicated grief: A new study has considered the association between complicated grief, depression and post-traumatic growth in bereaved young people. 
Read the findings.
New webinar resources: 

Presentations and recordings from our 'Supporting bereaved people with additional needs' webinar are now available on our website.

This event included an input session from a Brake volunteer, who shared their personal experiences of providing support. The webinar also featured an extensive talk from Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing at the University of Keele. 
Content covered at the webinar included guidance on practical support for bereaved people with additional needs, and also an academic discussion into the ways people with learning disabilities experience and process bereavement.

GET INVOLVED: Catch up with the webinar and download the presentations.
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018:

The Dying Matters coalition have announced the theme of the 2018 'Awareness Week', which runs from May 14 - 20. Following the success of the 2017 week, Dying Matters have confirmed that the theme for the 2018 event will remain: "What Can You Do?"
GET INVOLVED: Download resources and view planned events.
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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