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Education conference: Supporting sudden and traumatic bereavement

Child Bereavement UK

Thursday, 14 March 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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During this conference, we will be exploring the topics of:

  • sudden and traumatic bereavement
  • substance misuse
  • the challenges of providing bereavement support in a rural setting.

Chaired by:
Dawn Allan, NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Conference programme

Supporting suddenly and traumatically bereaved pupils
Shirley Potts, Child Bereavement UK

A school's experience
We will be joined by representatives from three schools who are joining us to speak about how the death of a pupil affected their school, and their local communities.

Stephen Gilby, Richard Rose Academy
Sally Linsley, Warcop Church of England Primary School
Sam Rowan, Appleby Grammar School

Bereaved through substance use
Scott Clements, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Bereavement and suicide
Juliet Gray, Carlisle Eden Mind

A young person's experience
Child Bereavement UK’s conferences always include the voice of bereaved families whose experience is important in helping professionals to understand and meet their needs. We will be joined by a young person from one of our Young Person's Advisory Group to talk about their experience.

BANG! The creation of a Bereavement Advisory Network Group to develop and advocate for bereavement support for children and young people
Carol Green, Child Bereavement UK
Dr Deb Lee, Designated Consultant Paediatrician for Child Death in Cumbria

Workshop choices:

We will be holding two workshop sessions during this conference. Please number your workshop preferences upon booking. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Workshop 1: Creative activities for bereaved children and young people

Workshop 2: Responding to a sudden death within a school - how a bereavement policy can help

Workshop 3: Children’s fears in a daunting world

Workshop 4: Postvention - support after suicide

Please note, speakers and sessions for this conference are subject to change. Booking terms and conditions can be found at

Who should attend?

This conference is suitable for professionals in the education sector, or those who are involved in the provision of bereavement support to children, young people and their families. Attending this conference will help professionals to build confidence and develop skills when communicating with and supporting grieving children, young people and their families, particularly in relation to a sudden or traumatic bereavement.

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Generally speaking, our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.

We would like to thank The Scottish Government and The Peter Cundill Foundation for supporting this conference.


Keep in touch

If you are interested in attending training but can’t attend this session, the training team at Child Bereavement UK can keep in touch with you, just by email, to give you updates about our upcoming training, special events and conferences. If you wish to receive these emails, please sign-up online.

Postvention - support after suicide

Do you have questions about Education conference: Supporting sudden and traumatic bereavement? Contact Child Bereavement UK

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Easterbrook Hall
The Crichton
Bankend Road
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 March 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK is recognised as the UK's leading provider of training for professionals working with bereaved families across the UK.

We support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Currently the charity trains around 9,000 professionals each year across health care, social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. It also provides a national support and information service, award-winning resources, an interactive website and family bereavement support in locations around the UK.

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