Currently a group of people meet three to four times a year. This attracts a variety of professionals and organisations that offer support to older people. We are aware that the population of older people is rapidly increasing and we wish to attract a wider range of people working with this age group and to respond to their needs as appropriately as possible.
This group offers the opportunity to meet with others working with similar issues, gain knowledge, skills and awareness of the bereavement issues of older people. We are also aware that those working with older people come across a large amount of bereavement themselves and strategies need to be developed to support them. Our meetings provide opportunities for people to meet each other where we can discuss specific situations. We also sometimes have a speaker on these occasions.
We recently ran five free lunch time sessions raising peoples basic awareness and skills in dealing with grief and loss. These were very successful and if you would be interested in training such as this, please contact us.
"Being practical, planning for dying'
"Basic Bereavement Training"
"Ageing and Mental Health - your views of the campaign"
To be held on Thursday 16th May 2013 at the Leeds Methodist Mission Cafe 12noon - 2.00pm. Come and join us for coffee and cake and discuss the taboo subject of death.
Below is a radio interview with Professor Sir Albert Aynsley Green.
Find below a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post regarding the Launch
We are looking for people who might be interested in becoming involved in setting up a SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) group in Leeds. SOBS is a volunteer run group offering peer-support to people who have been bereaved by suicide. (See www.uk-sobs.org.uk) If you have suffered a bereavement through suicide in the past (at least two years) and feel you are now able to offer support to someone else then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org