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Bereavement under the spotlight – supporting people suddenly bereaved in high profile cases

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online

The sudden death of a loved one is always a traumatic experience, but when the death also attracts media attention, this can cause additional distress for families. It is vital that families and individuals who have been traumatically bereaved in high profile cases are provided with the correct guidance and support. This essential webinar will be led by expert academics and practitioners, and will consider the support needs of people whose cases attract interest from the media.

Topics covered will include:

  • Guidance for professionals on how they can best support individuals to deal and interact with the media, and discussion of the pros and cons of media engagement
  • Advice to bereaved individuals and families on how best to approach the media
  • Speakers will also cover best practice guidance around support methods for people whose grief is in the spotlight

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Sallyanne Duncan, Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde.

Who should attend:

We would encourage all support professionals who are responsible for supporting bereaved people to attend this essential, free of charge webinar. This event is particularly helpful for practitioners, support workers and counsellors who may be supporting bereaved people whose case is attracting media attention, or do not have experience in interacting with and approaching the media. This event offers an excellent professional development opportunity to all support workers, therapists and bereavement counsellors.
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