Scotland schools’ conference: A sudden and traumatic death in your school community – let’s talk about it

Event Details

6 March 2018
Event Region:
Contact Name: Kirsty Wood, Marketing Coordinator
Phone number:
01494 568911
Apex City Quay Hotel, 1 West Victoria Dock Road


  • Young people’s mental health and academic resilience
    Judy Furnivall, Consultant CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
  • Supporting pupils following a sudden and traumatic death
    Shirley Potts, North Development Lead, Child Bereavement UK
  • A traumatic death: the response of the school community – a teacher’s perspective
    Helen Quinn, Teacher, St Francis Xavier’s Primary School
  • A bereavement programme for schools
    Dr Sally Paul, Lecturer of Social Work, University of Strathclyde
  • Reacting to a sudden and traumatic death – a parent’s perspective
    Morag Williamson
  • Sudden and traumatic death – a young person’s perspective

Workshop choices include:

  • Workshop 1 – Creative activities for bereaved children and young people
    An opportunity to consider the use of creative activities to engage young people following a bereavement.
  • Workshop 2 – Responding to a death within the school community – how a bereavement policy can help
    An opportunity to develop and enhance a bereavement policy within your school.
  • Workshop 3 – Children’s fears in a daunting world
    This workshop will consider the Child Bereavement UK response in empowering practitioners to understand and support the young people in their care.
  • Workshop 4 – Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorders through bereavement
    Understanding death and bereavement on the autistic spectrum.
  • Workshop 5 – Considering the impact on staff after a death in the school community
    A reflective session to consider ways to support yourself and your peers following a bereavement in your school community.
  • Workshop 6 – Suicide within the school community
    Practical support and guidance to help schools prepare for and recover from a suspected or attempted suicide.

*programme correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

Tickets are just £45 per delegate. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.

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