Bereavement Webinar Series

NES will be continuing to host this webinar series in 2022. Sessions will cover various bereavement-related topics for health and social care professionals. Over 2000 people have registered to date. Please visit our 'Previous webinars' page to catch up with any sessions that you may have missed.

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Upcoming Webinars

Please note all upcoming sessions will be recorded and made available on our 'Previous webinars' page in due course.

  • Supporting primary care teams to talk and be with people who are bereaved or experiencing living grief

Wednesday 26th January 2022, 17:00-18:00

Speakers: Lynne Innes, Senior Educator, Grief & Bereavement, NHS Education for Scotland.

Lynne was a General Practice Nurse & Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice for 20 years before joining NHS Education for Scotland.

Sarah Giffen, Healthcare Chaplain – Primary Care Chaplaincy Scotland, Regent Gardens Medical Centre, Kirkintilloch

Vicki Waqa, GPN National Coordinator, NHS Education for Scotland

This webinar will address how to talk and be with people, whether patients, families, carers and colleagues, who are experiencing bereavement or 'living grief', considering the sense of loss that may follow knowing or caring for someone with a long-term or degenerative condition. The webinar will also aim to support health and social care professionals to access information and resources hosted on the NES Support Around Death website.

Click here to register or on the flyer below to view as pdf.

  • The Compassionate Space in Bereavement Support

Thursday 17th February 2022, 12:30 to 13:30

Speaker: Andy Gillies, Spiritual Care Lead, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

This webinar will consider the dimension of compassion in bereavement support. Looking at the outward and inward flow of compassion in relationships, it will explore some helpful ways of navigating the space between supporting others and supporting ourselves in the process.

Click here to register or on the flyer below to view as pdf.

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Additional dates and session information are continually updated on this page as they are confirmed.

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