Events Calendar

19 May 2018
West Midlands
To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week, Sun Rising Burial Ground are holding a coffee morning and cake sale. Come and share in informal conversations on the theme of death and dying, and what we can do to make the journey easier for all involved. Or just pop in and buy a cake – all in aid of The Friends of Sun Rising. The event will be held at Tysoe Village Hall.
20 May 2018
An afternoon of film, tea, cake and conversation, showing the American documentary film: ‘A Family Undertaking’ (2004) 60 min. Trailer: Home funerals have become a vital part of the natural death movement, alongside environmentally friendly coffins & shrouds, natural burial. This documentary film looks at home funerals in America.
22 May 2018
West Midlands
The national controlled drugs summit focuses on the safe use, prescribing and management of controlled drugs including monitoring adherence against the NICE guidance on the safe use and management of controlled drugs.
22 May 2018
South East Coast
Increase your understanding and build confidence in communicating sensitively with parents. Supporting the HTA codes of practice, around consent, donation and post mortem. This event is for professionals whose work involves helping bereaved families around the time of death, including doctors, nurses, midwives, mortuary and pathology staff, police and coroner’s officers and all those working in a bereavement support role within the NHS.
25 May 2018
This national conference will look at improving care of the dying adults in the last days of life and ensuring adherence to the national NICE quality standard in practice. Through national updates, and practical case studies the conference will focus on improving care of adults in the last days of life.
06 Jun 2018
South Central
Dates have been arranged for six Last Wishes workshops to take place between January and June in Horsham, Brighton and Winchester. Come and plan your own funeral or that of a loved one. For more info see:
14 Jun 2018
Explore issues encountered by those whose work brings them into contact with families faced with an uncertain future for their newborn. This workshop will look at the neonatal experience from the perspective of a parent and a professional. It is suitable for all neonatal nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff working in a neonatal unit. This may also be appropriate for those working on delivery and post natal units.
20 Jun 2018
North West
Develop confidence and understanding with new skills and resources to appropriately support bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities. For all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.
21 Jun 2018
North West
This essential seminar on 'Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people' takes place on Thursday 21 June 2018 in central Manchester. This not-for-profit event will be led by practitioners and academics who specialise in sudden bereavement, and provides an essential opportunity for practitioners to develop their skills and discuss and learn about best practice. It will help practitioners provide long-term empathetic support and discusses some of the issues facing practitioners in providing effective support to families.
26 Jun 2018
North East
Develop your practical skills to work with bereaved children and young people in separated or fractured families. Suitable for all professionals who work with and/or offer therapeutic services to bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.