Free Special Interest Group Monthly Talks

Leeds Bereavement Forum run a number of Special Interest Groups for professionals working in bereavement. These groups give workers the opportunity to meet with other people involved with the same issues, to share information and skills, to keep up-to-date and to hear speakers, both local and national, on specific issues.

This year we have launched a series of free monthly lunchtime Special Interest Group talks covering different issues surrounding death, dying and loss. Speakers will cover a variety of subjects such as what happens to our digital legacy when we die, suicide and its effects on children, legal issues, the role of end of life doulas and lots more. Open to all we hope our free talks will be the perfect networking opportunity and a different place to eat your lunchtime sandwiches! The talks will normally be held on the last Wednesday of the month at Oxford Place Centre from midday until 1pm.

2016 Speakers

  • 25 May | Judy Beckett | Systemic Family Therapist and Supervisor, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust | Suicide and its effects on children
  • 29 June | Alison Bowes | Specialist Bereavement Midwife, St James’ Hospital | Pregnancy Loss
  • 27 July | Sue Sutton | Bereaved Carer Support and Development Worker, Carers Leeds | Supporting Bereaved Carers
  • 31 August | James Norris | Founder of the Digital Legacy Association and DeadSocial.org | Digital Legacy
  • 28 September | Ted Bowman, Educator, Author and Consultant | Talking About Tough Stuff: Communicating About Grief And Loss
  • 19 October | Jan Aldridge | Clinical Psychologist, Martin’s House Children’s Hospice | Children who have been bereaved
  • 30 November | Pushing Up Daisies, Todmorden | The role of the End of Life or Death Doula
  • 14 December | Clare King, Senior Associate | Chartered Legal Executive and Helen Gott, Head of Wills and Probate | Clarion and Emsleys Solicitors | Legal formalities around dying

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