Bereavement under the Spotlight

  • Sallyanne Duncan (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


I was invited to present a 90-minute webinar based on my research into media coverage of bereavement. Brake, the road safety charity, had seen some of my publications and approached me to speak to an audience of bereavement counsellors, Victim Support staff and emergency services personnel as part of their 'expert' webinar series. The sudden death of a loved one is always a traumatic experience, but when the death also attracts media attention, this can cause additional distress for families. It is vital that families and individuals who have been traumatically bereaved in high profile cases are provided with the correct guidance and support. This webinar will consider the support needs of people whose cases attract interest from the media.

Topics covered will include:

Guidance for professionals on how they can best support individuals to deal and interact with the media, and discussion of the pros and cons of media engagement
Advice to bereaved individuals and families on how best to approach the media
Speakers will also cover best practice guidance around support methods for people whose grief is in the spotlight
Period9 May 2017
Event titleBereavement under the spotlight webinar: Supporting people suddenly bereaved in high profile cases
Event typeOther
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • sudden death
  • road safety
  • bereaveament
  • media