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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - Friday, 31 March 2017

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Matters of Life and Death

Starts: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Speaker: Shirley Potts

The work of the charity ‘Child Bereavement UK’ encompasses supporting children and families when a child dies, or when a child is bereaved. Additionally, the charity has consistently maintained a strong ethos of supporting and educating other professionals who will encounter bereaved children and families. This includes, for example, teachers, social workers, medics, police and policy-makers. Despite being universally inevitable, death, dying and bereavement are still topics that bring discomfort to many. This talk will describe the work of Child Bereavement UK, as well as addressing recent changes in attitude and the way forward for a more empathic and compassionate society.

Shirley Potts is North Development Lead for Child Bereavement UK. She joined the charity in 2012 as Director of the Department of Health funded Regional Development Project, which looked to improve bereavement support in areas of deprivation. Prior to this, she spent 10 years as a lecturer at Liverpool Hope University. She has an MA in Counselling and an MSc in Educational Research, is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has spoken widely on death, dying and bereavement and made contributions to the literature, most recently in the Journal of Health Visiting and the Journal of Early Childhood Research.

Category: Foundation Hour
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Time: 1pm
Venue : EDEN130

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