Care during the shock period: Best practice early interventions to help people suddenly bereaved

This event was on Tuesday 1st December, 2020

Academics and practitioners explore and give best practice advice about what should, and what should not, be undertaken by support workers during the critical first months of support for people bereaved by a sudden, or too-soon death following an illness (such as COVID-19), event or suicide), to give these vulnerable people the best chance of avoiding long-term medical conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Prolonged Grief Disorder or Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.


Nicola Lester, psychological trauma consultant and Sudden clinical expert, who will speak about ‘Making SENSE of traumatic bereavement: A trauma informed approach to support’ and the case worker approach to supporting suddenly bereaved people.

Dr Rachel Gibbons, Chair Patient Safety Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Psychotherapist, who has conducted extensive research into traumatic loss and suicide.

Joe Speeda partner at Horwich Cohen Coghlan solicitors, who specialises in cases of catastrophic injury and fatality and will speak about how to recognise when someone needs to get professional legal advice.

This event was kindly sponsored by Horwich Cohen Coglan Solicitors – helping people who have suffered serious injury, clinical negligence or trauma.