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Supporting families following sudden bereavement - resources for delegates

During this seminar, held on Tuesday 6 December 2016 in Edinburgh, a range of expert practitioners and academics provided best practice advice and practical information about supporting families who have suffered a sudden bereavement.

Speakers at this event also discussed insights into how support workers, educators and carers can best support families who have been bereaved suddenly and traumatically.

Presentations included insights into practical support methods available for practitioners supporting suddenly bereaved families, an overview of the manifestation of trauma and discussion of the value of early intervention and sign posting to a range of services and resources available for practitioners working with bereaved families.

We have made available PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations and handouts from the day; please click the links below to view.

  • Introduction to Brake's work supporting suddenly bereaved individuals and families
    Ellie Pearson, Professional Engagement Manager, Brake, the road safety charity 

  • The impact of sudden bereavement on children
    Richard Stafford, Director of Bereavement Sector Support Scotland, Child Bereavement UK 

  • Legal and practical support for suddenly bereaved families
    Jayne Crawford, Partner, Thompsons Solicitors

  • The impact of traumatic bereavement on individuals and families – the utility of Structured Social Support as an early intervention
    Professor Stephen Regel, OBE, Director for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, University of Nottingham

  • Sudden bereavement from a multi-faith approach
    Stuart MacQuarrie, Chaplain, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy

Many thanks to Thompsons Solicitors for kindly sponsoring this event.

Thompsons Solicitors