Let’s Talk About Grief

Date & Time:
05 Dec 2023 @ 9:30am - 4:00pm

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About the event

Join Irwin Mitchell for a day of support for those who work with people experiencing grief.

As part of Grief Awareness Week, we’re hosting our first bereavement event.

We’ll be joined by frontline charities and organisations who work with those who are bereaved. They’ll discuss the many forms of grief after bereavement from suicide, military casualties, terminal illnesses and more.

We want to encourage open conversations about grief, aimed at ending the stigma associated with it. Our speakers will provide us with an understanding of the journey of grief, how to navigate it, and how we can support others.

We understand that grief is a very difficult subject, so there’ll be a dedicated wellbeing room available on the day, where you can access advice and support from Michaela Morris, our Client Support Manager.

The event is aimed at professionals who provide grief support, or anyone who’s been affected by bereavement.

We’ll be joined by excellent speakers from the below organisations:


· Alfie’s Squad - https://alfiessquad.org/

· INQUEST - https://www.inquest.org.uk/

· Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - https://roycastle.org/

· Widowed And Young - https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

· SOBS, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - https://uksobs.org/

· Strong Men - https://www.strongmen.org.uk/

· Scotty’s Little Soldiers - https://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/


Agenda

09:30am

Arrival

Registration, breakfast and networking opportunity

10:00am

Welcome and Introduction

Ayse Ince, Irwin Mitchell

10:15am

How Alfie’s Squad Supports Children and their Families Bereaved by Suicide

Allison Furlong, Alfie’s Squad

10:35am

Inequality of arms: supporting bereaved families through an inquest involving the state

Emma Halliday & Mo Mansfield, INQUEST

11:55am

Speaker

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

12:15pm

Lunch Break

Lunch and networking opportunity

1:00pm

Welcome Back

Ayse Ince, Irwin Mitchell

1:10pm

Speaker

Widowed & Young

1:30pm

Life After Suicide, Then and Now

Rebecca Gibson, SOBS

1:50pm

#wearyourheartonyoursleeve

Efrem Brynin, Strong Men

2:10pm

Founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Nikki Scott, Scotty’s Little Soldier

2.30pm

Bereavement - What comes next?

Charlotte Pritchard, Lifestyle & Estate Planning, Irwin Mitchell

2.50pm

Closing

Ayse Ince, Irwin Mitchell

3.00pm

Join us for Afternoon Tea

Tea, cakes and networking opportunity

4pm

Conference Closes


Speakers

Meet our key partners who will host the conference.

Ayse Ince

Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell

Bio

Charlotte Pritchard

Senior Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell

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Allison Furlong

Alfie’s Squad

Bio

Emma Halliday

INQUEST

Bio

Mo Mansfield

INQUEST

Bio

Rebecca Gibson

SOBS

Bio

Efrem Brynin

StrongMen

Bio

Nikki Scott

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Bio


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