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Improving Adult Bereavement Care, Support & Services

Wednesday 26 Jan 2022


Find out more about virtual attendance

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“The Covid-19 pandemic directly bereaved hundreds of thousands of people in the UK, and impacted on the bereavement of millions more.”

The National Bereavement Alliance 2021

“Bereavement care is an explicit aspect of holistic palliative care which extends to caring for those who are important to the patient (WHO, 2002). Bereavement care ensures that families and significant others are supported from the time of diagnosis and in the time after the patient’s death. It may involve information, practical support, social support and for some, counselling and psychological support.”

European Association of Palliative Care

This conference focuses on the important issue of improving care, support and services for adult bereavement. The covid-19 pandemic has led to increased need for effective support with the tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances, challenging bereavement services to work differently. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve bereavement services and support 
  • Reflect on the lived experience of bereavement 
  • Learn from best practice in bereavement care 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way bereavement support is provided during the Covid-19 pandemic 
  • Develop your skills in providing bereavement support in the immediate aftermath of a death
  • Understand current models of loss and bereavement and evidence 
  • Identify key strategies for improving emotional and mental health support: psychological perspectives on bereavement, loss and grief beyond Covid-19
  • Improve Suicide Bereavement and support
  • Involve bereaved relatives in investigations and supporting bereaved people through Coroner Inquests
  • Ensure you are up to date bereavement needs assessment and early intervention
  • Reflect on the role of compassionate leadership in supporting bereaved colleagues
  • Improving your communication skills in dealing with distressing conversations 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair & Speakers Include:

Michaela Willis MBE

Chief Executive Officer
National Bereavement Partnership

Dr Laurel Spooner

Retired GP
Doctors in Distress

Dr Dawn Chaplin

Deputy Director of End of Life and Bereavement
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Becky Chaddock

Access Manager, St Columba’s Hospice & former Vice Chair, and Scotland Group Rep National Association of Palliative Care Social Workers, UK

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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