Working with Families after Suicide
5 May 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
“The National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England identifies improving support for people bereaved by suicide as a key objective and the NHS Long Term Plan highlights the aim of ensuring adequate services for all people bereaved by suicide. Much of this support will be community-based, but NHS providers also have a responsibility to offer both support and signposting to families and carers of service users who die by suicide.” (NHS Nurse Consultant, Suicide Prevention)
Understanding and supporting those who have lost someone to suicide can be difficult and sensitive, given the complex nature of suicide and its impact on both family members and friends. This webinar will raise awareness of these complex issues with the aim of helping us to better support families through this difficult and tragic event. Staff often find it difficult to engage with families when there has been a suicide and worry about saying the wrong thing or causing further distress. This webinar seeks to explore those complex issues and explain how health and care staff can better support and manage a family through the acute phase of dealing with their loss. The webinar will also help organisations to understand the unique and alarming event called ‘contagion’ or ‘clusters’, which can sometimes occur.
- Presenters: Stephen Habgood (Director, Making Families Count) and Karen Lascelles (Nurse Consultant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust)
- All participants will receive the programme in advance, a resources pack with supporting information after the webinar, and a certificate of attendance.
- Learning Outcomes