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Forthcoming Events

Medicine - Supporting Scottish Grief & Bereavement Care (SSG&BC)

NES’ Supporting Scottish Grief & Bereavement Care (SSG&BC) workstream, which sits within the Medical Directorate, focusses on supporting the delivery of safe, effective and person-centred care which is provided around the time of death and in bereavement, within a culture of support for staff health and wellbeing. The exhibition stand will showcase a selection of educational resources which have been developed to enhance the preparedness of health and social care staff to manage care and communication in a bereavement context.

These resources can be found on NES’ Support around Death (SAD) website, and also many of them are available on Turas Learn. A number of the materials are film or animation based, and these can all be viewed on the SAD website's videowall.

A broad range of topics have been addressed within the bereavement resources developed to date, including e.g.

The SAD website also provides information on future learning events for health and social care staff, hosted by NES’ SSG&BC workstream, as well as recordings from previous conference and webinar sessions. Upcoming events include:

Autumn webinar – Supporting those who experience the death of a child – Thursday 15 September 17:00-18:00, with speakers Yvonne Caie, Bereavement Nurse Specialist, NHS Fife and Gordon Strang, Healthcare Chaplain, NHS Fife. The session will include discussion about the impact the death of a child has on a family, how to build confidence and skills in communicating with, and supporting, families who are bereaved of a child and how to consider ways to support yourself and your colleagues. Click here for more information / to register

Annual Bereavement Education Conference – Thursday 24 November 2022, free, one-day virtual event: ‘Exploring bereavement from a new perspective’ with speakers including the author Michael Rosen and workshop sessions focussing on an exploration of grief and loss across the life course and the diversity of experiences within a variety of settings and cultural groups e.g. bereavement experiences of Gypsies and Travellers, those in custody and people who are homeless. Save the date! Registration opening soon #NESBereavement2022

The Remote and Rural Scottish Centre of Excellence Festival of Learning – two sessions being hosted by NES’ SSG&BC workstream: ‘Because Grief Matters – Recognising the need for Education around Death and Bereavement’, including one being held virtually on Thursday 29 September 14:30-15:30. Click here for more information / to register

In keeping with the conference exhibition stands being themed around the number 20 (to reflect the fact that NES is 20 years old this year), visitors to the SSG&BC workstream stand may also be interested to know that:

  • Over 20 bereavement-related educational films have been launched to date
  • There have been almost 20,000 views of our ‘Discussing dying’ animation and over 100,000 views across all of our bereavement films
  • Over 20,000 hits seen on the SAD website in the last 3 months
  • The 20th NES bereavement webinar will be hosted in 2023

Did you know that NES Bereavement has a Twitter account? We’d love to increase our NES Staff followers today. Follow us on Twitter @NES_Bereavement if you are interested to be kept informed about the activities of the SSG&BC workstream or sign up to receive our quarterly e-Newsletter.

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