Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

New free e-book to support bereaved children - 15/08/17

New free e-book to support bereaved children
Someone has died suddenly is now available for the first time in e-book format.

Produced in collaboration with bereavement experts and organisations, the book covers the different emotional reactions that children may experience following a sudden bereavement, and gives information on some of the processes that may follow a death. It is designed for children and adults to read together, and is accompanied by a support guide for parents, carers and teachers.  
Someone has died suddenly is free and is available to download from the Brake shop. The text can be accessed on any Kindle, iPad or other e-reading device.  

FIND OUT MORE: Click here to order your free copy.
News and research: 

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Researchers from Finland have conducted a study considering the impact that peer support can have on post-traumatic stress reactions in bereaved parents. Read the findings. 

Suicide prevention: Academics from Swansea University Medical School have undertaken a review to assess the effectiveness of interventions to prevent suicidal behaviours and ideation in older people. Read the findings.
Support following stillbirth: New research from the University of Sydney has examined bereaved parents' experience of care and follow up after stillbirth. Read the findings.  

6th International Suicide Bereavement Conference
Manchester, UK - 27 September 2017

Sands National Conference 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand - 3 - 5 November 2017

Annual schools' conference: A sudden and traumatic death in your school community
Surrey, UK - 13 November 2017
Webinar - Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs
This essential webinar will consider best practice guidance in supporting people experiencing vicarious trauma, and signs and symptoms of the condition. Delegates will benefit from an extensive meet the expert session, with Dr Keren Cohen, head of therapies and senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London.
GET INVOLVED: Find out more and sign up to the webinar today. 
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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