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Beaumont Masterclass on Child Bereavement as part of Bereaved Childrens awareness week (Nov 15th)

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week (16-22 November 2017) is a chance for us to come together to show our support for bereaved children across Ireland . Organisations are raising awareness of the grieving children in their community, and those supporting them.

The theme for the Week is #YoureNotAlone – reminding bereaved children and their families that they are not on their own, and support is out there. Making contact with others who’ve experienced bereavement can help them feel less lonely, give them ideas for coping, and support them to face the future with hope.

As part of Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week, Beaumont was delighted to welcome Sir Al Aynsley-Green, an internationally recognised authority on children's services, child health and childhood who also served as first Children's Commissioner for England 2005 to 2010 who spoke on the needs of children and young people who experience the death of someone close in an adult hospital.   This was part of the Think Adult – Think Child Masterclass organised by Beaumont Hospital End of Life Committee & the Social Work Department.

The photo below shows Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Gillian Rufli, End of Life Co-ordinator, Brid Carroll, Irish Childhood Bereavement network , Celine Deane, Senior Medical Social Worker, Maura Keating, Irish Childhood Bereavement network and Kevin Lyons, Mortuary Technician.

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