Dublin North Bereavement Network. 2020 free ONLINE Education Event

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A FREE education event for DNBN members. Topics include: impact of COVID on bereavement, meeting needs of bereaved clients and self care.

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The Dublin North Bereavement Network (DNBN) was established in 2016 by organisations involved in the provision of adult bereavement support services in north Dublin. We work collaboratively to increase awareness of bereavement and improve access to services for the people of north Dublin.

As part of our work we plan an annual education event for staff and volunteers of network members. This is a free event for organisations who are members of the network but BOOKING IS REQUIRED. This year’s event will be delivered online and our speakers and topics include:

The practical application of the framework for adult bereavement care. How can it help enhance your service?

Speakers: Niamh Finucane and Amanda Roberts

The impact of COVID 19 on bereavement.

Matching bereavement needs with the appropriate support. A practical guide.

Speaker: Andy Langford

An approach to selfcare amid the current pandemic.

Speaker: Georgia Howard

More information about our speakers:

Speaker: Niamh Finucane

Niamh is the Co-ordinator of Social Work & Bereavement Services, St. Francis Hospice Dublin. She has worked there for 14 years, initially as a Senior Social Worker on both the Community Palliative Care Teams and in the In-patient unit, moving in the last 6 years to her current role. Niamh also has previous experience in Child Welfare & Child Protection work, fostering and Medical Social Work in an acute hospital setting. Niamh has written and presented on the role of social work in palliative care and working in bereavement. She has been involved in national projects on the development of palliative care and the development of bereavement services.

Speaker: Amanda Roberts

Amanda works in a bereavement development role within the Irish Hospice Foundation bereavement team. She completed her psychology degree in 2004 and went on to evaluate an Irish hospice-based bereavement support service as part of a PhD programme. She has conducted research and taught at introductory and postgraduate level on various aspects of bereavement and research. Her current role involves working at a national and regional level to enhance bereavement care across Ireland. She recently completed a IHF-led collaborative project developing a framework for adult bereavement care, a model in which number of countries have requested to adapt. For more information: https://hospicefoundation.ie/bereavement-2-2/working-in-bereavement-and-loss/adult-bereavement-care-pyramid/

Speaker: Andy Langford

Andy Langford is the clinical director for Cruse Bereavement Care, the largest bereavement charity in the UK. Andy has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. Andy is a qualified Integrative Counsellor, Life Coach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and has an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School. Andy has practiced independently as a therapist, and currently provides training for organisations and staff/volunteer groups. He has been an accredited member of the BACP for over ten years and is a qualified supervisor.

Speaker: Georgia Howard

Georgia is the Clinical Services Director for FirstLight. Georgia holds a BA (Hons) in counselling and psychotherapy, alongside a decade’s practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working in co-operation with such organisations as Archways, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Tusla the Child and Family Agency, Arís Analytic Practice, Familibase, Ballyfermot Resource Centre, Irish Autism Association and the Irish Cancer Society. While her work has supported individuals and families experiencing different challenges, her particular expertise is supporting bereaved families through their grief.

This event is open to all staff and volunteers of network member organisations only. Our current members are: A Little Lifetime, Anam Cara, Beaumont Hospital, Bethany Bereavement Support Service, Connolly Hospital, Feileacain, Firstlight, HSE Community Mental Health, HSE Mental Health Division, Irish Hospice Foundation, Leanbh Mo Chroi, Mater Hospital, Pieta, Rotunda Hospital, St Francis Hospice Raheny and Blanchardstown, Target Counselling.

For more information about this event please email Amanda at amanda.roberts@hospicefoundation.ie

A special thank you to our event sponsor, the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).

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