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Bereavement-Related Learning Events


Bereavement-Related Learning Events

NES Bereavement Webinar Programme

The first webinar in 2023, as part of the ongoing bereavement series will be:

  • ‘Gender Based Violence and Bereavement’

Wednesday 25th January 2023, 12:30-1:30pm

Speaker: Leanne Patrick, Gender Based Violence Nurse Specialist, Health Development Team Lead, NHS Fife

Registration is now open to all health and social care staff – sign up here. The session will cover:

  • A brief overview of Gender Based Violence (GBV), types of death where GBV is either a cause or a factor and the impact upon family and friends
  • How to communicate with and support family and friends who may be experiencing trauma, guilt and other complex emotions
  • Understanding the support routes available for family, friends and healthcare staff


2022 NES Bereavement Education Annual Conference

This year’s NES Bereavement Conference ‘Exploring Bereavement from a New Perspective’ was held virtually on Thursday 24th November. It attracted interest from a wide range of delegates, with registrations being seen from over 1000 health and social care staff.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can catch up on the day’s events and sessions via the conference hashtag #NESBereavement2022 and by viewing various film clips and presentation slides on the Support Around Death website. There you can also watch the presentation from the Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields (Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) in full. He spoke on ‘Reflections on national grief and mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II’.

The conference poster display is also still available to view. Dr Emma Watson (Executive Medical Director, NES) acted as judge and awarded the poster ‘The Bereavement Charter Mark for Employers – a pilot in Inverclyde’ as the winner, from Rebecca Patterson (Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care), Alison Bunce (Inverclyde Cares) and Jennifer Somerville (Child Bereavement UK). The submission from Kerys Russell (NHS Fife) on ‘Advancing Palliative Care practice in end-of-life care, death and bereavement’ was highly commended.


Want to hear about upcoming events?

The NES Bereavement team circulate a quarterly e-Newsletter to health and social care staff interested to be informed about newly developed educational resources and events on a bereavement theme. To sign up please visit the Support Around Death website.

You may also be interested to follow @NES_Bereavement.

Bereavement-Related Learning Events