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Journey for Men: Supporting men through grief and loss

17 October 2019, 9:15am - 3:30pm
The Donna Louise Hospice for Children and Young People
Port Vale
Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW

Recognising that the health and social care profession is a heavily female dominated environment, this conference is aimed at raising awareness and promoting a better understanding of men’s emotional needs. Enabling professionals to provide meaningful and appropriate bereavement support and improving communication with men and their families at the most difficult and challenging times.

Experts in their field will share current research and evidence-based practice, with the focus on providing proven tools of engagement enabling men to express how they feel.

About the day

The day will be hosted by Kev Benson Senior Counsellor at The Donna Louise hospice for children and young people.

Guest speaker will be James Hawes MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist| Trainer| School Counsellor Anger Management Consultant.

During the day, the audience will be invited to ask questions and share their experiences.

We will include the voices of pre and post bereaved families whose experience is important in helping professionals to understand and meet their needs.

Who should attend?

This conference is suitable for any professional involved in the provision of care/support to families who may be struggling to engage with the men. Attending this conference will help professionals to build confidence and develop skills when communicating with, and supporting men through the most difficult times.

Study Day Objectives

  • Develop your understanding of the impact of grief and loss on men
  • Increase confidence in supporting bereaved men
  • To have the tools/resources to engage with and support men with their emotional responses

Email Sophie Dale at Donna Louise to book your place.

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