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Remote support sessions for those processing bereavement and loss

Remote support sessions for those processing bereavement and loss

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08 Oct, 2020

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has set up bereavement support groups to provide a creative outlet and safe space to talk. It will be hosting two webinar sessions for members of the Bereaved Families Support Group or those who are eligible for the service. These sessions are run by SSAFA in collaboration with Brent Bereavement Service, for members of SSAFA’s Support Groups.

Session 1: Q&A on Bereavement and Loss – Saturday 10 October

The first session will be a question-and-answer-style platform for those who want to learn more about the grief process and how it affects you and those around you. You will learn how to support yourself in your daily life and it will provide you with tools to support others. Throughout the session attendees do not have to take part and can remain anonymous if they wish.

Session 2: Healing through Creativity – Saturday 14 November

This session will explore the use of creativity and art to enhance your own well-being. It will also touch on the use of art in remembering, as well as exploring the links between creativity and well-being, introducing practical ideas that you can try at home or to stimulate ideas you may wish to explore further yourself. There are many ways to be creative, and we encourage everyone to find the way they find most helpful and enjoyable. For example:

  • creativity for well-being
  • the art of remembering
  • therapeutic art-making for your own well-being.

The sessions are for members of, or for anyone who is eligible to join, our SSAFA Bereaved Families Support Groups. Eligible groups are: 

  • Bereaved Support Group – for anyone in the family unit (18+) who has suffered a bereavement of a veteran or serving Armed Forces personnel
  • Military Families Affected by Suicide Group – for anyone in the family unit (18+) who has been affected by the loss of a loved one through suicide of a veteran or serving Armed Forces personnel
  • families of wounded injured and sick personnel – for a spouse/partner/parent or carer (18+) of Armed Forces personnel who have been wounded or suffered an injury, or sickness.

If you know of anyone, or are supporting any SSAFA beneficiaries, who may benefit from attending this online talk then please contact Jason Winer, executive assistant, Client Services, by emailing Jason.winer@ssafa.org.uk

For more information about the work of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, click here

About SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need.

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