Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

Webinar resources, blog and resources - 12/05/17

New on the Sudden blog:

Our latest post on the Sudden blog comes from Stephanie Owens, communications and marketing officer at Dying Matters. Stephanie gives an overview of the theme of this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week, #WhatCanYouDo. Her blog highlights the importance of talking openly about bereavement, and includes advice on practical ways that relatives, friends and colleagues can support bereaved people

GET INVOLVED: Read the post here.
New webinar resources

Presentations and recordings from our 'Bereavement under the spotlight: supporting people suddenly bereaved in high-profile cases' webinar are now available on our website. This event featured an extensive session from expert academic and former journalist Dr Sallyanne Duncan, senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde. Content covered within the webinar included a discussion of the pros and cons of engaging with the media, and advice and guidance on how bereaved people can best deal and interact with the media.

GET INVOLVED: Catch up with the webinar and download the presentation.
News and research

Dying Matters Awareness Week: This year's Dying Matters Awareness Week is well underway, and is running from 8-14 May. On the theme of #WhatCanYouDo, a number of events are planned over the weekend. Find out more.

Bereavement in adolescents: A qualitative study has considered the impact of the loss of a sibling on grieving adolescents. Find out more.

Bereavement round up: Bereavement Care journal has reviewed recent literature on bereavement from dementia and bereavement from stillbirth. Find out more.
Upcoming Sudden events:

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people seminars

Manchester Tuesday 27 June 2017
Birmingham Thursday 6 July 2017
London Tuesday 18 July 2017

Featuring a range of subject experts, academics and practitioners, these essential seminars offer a great opportunity for professionals to develop their skills in supporting suddenly bereaved children. Topics covered at the event will include guidance on cultural and religious issues that support workers may encounter, advice on supporting bereaved children with additional needs and the impact that trauma and PTSD can have on bereaved young people.

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

It is crucial that bereaved people with additional needs receive fully comprehensive support. This essential webinar will cover best practice guidance in providing care and support to people with additional needs who have been suddenly bereaved. Attendees will benefit from an extensive expert input session with Professor Sue Read, professor of learning disability nursing at the University of Keele.
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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