Reports and webcasts

Read reports and watch webcasts we have created from seminars and webinars hosted by Sudden in recent years. They feature the expertise and insights of leading light academics and practitioners in the field of sudden bereavement care.

Supporting after sudden death

Help when the worst happens
report (pdf)

This report discusses how to meet the needs of people bereaved in challenging circumstances.

Understanding sudden bereavement: providing effective support
webcast
This webinar explored the emotional and practical support needs people may have following a sudden death.

The Aftermath: Caring for people suffering sudden bereavement or life-changing injury
webcast
At a time in which COVID-19 is both causing and affecting bereavement and illness, this webinar brings together a panel of experts in the field of care to share best practice.

Supporting families following sudden bereavement
webcast

This seminar covered practical support methods for practitioners working with individuals and families who have been suddenly bereaved.

Supporting families following sudden bereavement
paper (pdf) 

Cultural and religious issues and supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.

Early intervention following a sudden death
paper (pdf)

Presented by Stephen Regel OBE, Principal psychotherapist and director, Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth.

Supporting the supporter

Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs
paper
Presented by Dr Keren Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs
webcast
This event included an extensive input session from Dr Keren Cohen, Senior Lecturer and Head of Therapies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Substance misuse and traumatic grief

Substance misuse and traumatic grief
paper

Presented by Lorna Templeton, Independent Research Consultant.

Substance misuse and traumatic grief
webcast
This webcast provides an overview of support available for people affected by substance misuse, and the support needs of people bereaved by substance or alcohol use.

PTSD following sudden death

Post-traumatic stress disorder in children and young people
paper (pdf)

David Trickey, lead consultant clinical psychologist, Child Bereavement, Trauma and Wellbeing Service (CHUMS).

Meet the expert: post-traumatic stress disorder following sudden bereavement
paper

Presented by Stephen Regel OBE, Principal psychotherapist and director, Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth.

High-profile bereavements   

Bereavement under the spotlight – supporting people suddenly bereaved in high profile cases
paper

Dr Sallyanne Duncan, University of Strathclyde

Bereavement under the spotlight – supporting people suddenly bereaved in high profile cases
webcast

This webcast covers best practice guidance in supporting families and individuals who have been bereaved in cases that have attracted media attention.

Supporting when there are learning disabilities

Supporting bereaved people with learning disabilities
paper

Presented by Professor Sue Read, University of Keele.

Supporting bereaved people with additional needs
webcast
This webcast features input from a Brake volunteer, and Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing at the University of Keele.

Children and young people

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people
report (pdf)
Supporting children with special educational needs, supporting bereaved children in school, an overview of the effects of trauma on children, and legal and financial support for families.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people
report (pdf)

Supporting pre-school children, supporting children bereaved by suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, and legal support for families.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people – London
2018 presentations
This seminar included speakers from the University of Hull, Child Bereavement UK and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people – Birmingham
2018 presentations

This seminar featured speakers from Edward’s Trust, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Winston’s Wish.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people – Manchester
2018 presentations
This seminar featured speakers from Child Bereavement UK, Rainbows GB and Winston’s Wish.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people – London
2017 presentations 

This event included speakers from Child Bereavement UK, CHUMS and the Open University.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people – Birmingham
2017 presentations 
This event covered guidance in supporting young people and children after sudden bereavement.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people – Manchester
2017 presentations
This seminar provided an overview of best practice and advice in supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people
2016 presentations 
These seminars covered effective support methods for children and young people who have been suddenly bereaved.

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people
2016 presentations

Supporting children bereaved by suicide, supporting bereaved children with special educational needs, and legal support for families.