Palliative and End of Life Care Newsletter: 30 July 2021

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Palliative and End of Life Care Newsletter

30 July 2021


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We would welcome any items of news, case studies, examples of best practice or photographs from your locality which you wish to share across the network.     

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Thank you,

SCN Palliative and End of Life Care Team


Respecting Trans and Gender Diverse People Around Death and Bereavement - LGBT Foundation in conversation with Ash Hayhurst

Wednesday 1 September 2021, 6pm to 7.30pm

Online Event


Join the LGBT Foundation for an evening with Ash Hayhurst, consultant for a new death and bereavement project led by UK-wide trans and gender diverse charity GIRES.

This event will take place online and will be chaired by Zane Robinson (Trans Programme Coordinator and Community Programme Manager at LGBT Foundation) and will include an audience Q&A.

Ash Hayhurst is a funeral professional working in consultation with GIRES on a new project resourcing professionals to ensure respect and dignity for trans and gender diverse people in death and bereavement.

Ash is the author of Making informed choices when planning a funeral - a guide for Queer people, has written articles for the Funeral Service Journal and the ICCM journal, and was a guest speaker at the Ceremony Matters Equality and Diversity conference in October 2020. Ash's pronouns are he/him.  Please see website here

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, through training, support, information and research.

This event is part of the free Arts and Culture programme for The 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and disposal: Diversity and Decolonistation, presented by ASDS and hosted by Manchester Metropolian University.

To book a free ticket for this event programme and for more information please head to the conference home page, scroll to the top of the page and select the option to 'Register only for the arts and cultures programme'.  Please note: you will receive an initial confirmation email stating 'Thank you for registering for Death, Dying and Disposal 15', followed by a link to access the event via a 'Virtual Lobby'. Attendance at this event is included automatically for delegates to the main conference sessions.

If you have any queries around accessibility for this session contact

For any other queries relating the conference please contact


Child Bereavement UK - August Courses

We (Child Bereavement UK) are delighted to announce that we have some availability on our August courses, a great opportunity to develop your skills.

The 3-hour interactive training sessions are delivered by our experts with plenty of opportunities for discussion and reflection. Cost is £45.00 and they are aimed at any professional who comes into contact with grieving children and young people whatever the capacity. 

The 90-minute Bereavement Awareness webinar training courses are designed specifically for the education sector, recognising the importance of school in a young person’s life. This training will help to empower education professionals, by offering information, strategies and resources to support bereaved pupils and help them to manage their grief.


Bereavement by suicide - Supporting children and young people

Monday 23 August 2021, 10am to 1pm

This 3 hour interactive online workshop will consider the challenges associated with supporting children and young people bereaved by suicide.

Further details and booking information


Bereavement awareness training - Early years and nursery

Tuesday 24 August 2021, 4pm to 5.30pm

This training provides an introduction to bereavement for professionals working in pre-school, nursery and early years settings.

Further details and booking information


Pregnancy loss and death of a baby - Supporting parents

Wednesday 25 August 2021, 2pm to 5pm

This 3 hour interactive online workshop explores the impact of pregnancy loss and the death of a baby on parents and the wider family, and on the professionals who care for them, and will equip professionals with the knowledge, skills and understanding to provide the best possible care to parents in these circumstances.

Further details and booking information


Child Bereavement UK also have courses scheduled for September through to November. For details of all these other courses and sessions running later in the year please visit their website

Please get in touch if you would like one of our open sessions run specifically for your organisation or if you would prefer a more bespoke approach tailored to your particular needs or business. Just contact us at and we will be happy to discuss.


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