Introduction to supporting people bereaved through a substance-related death


Online training: Introduction to supporting people bereaved through a substance-related death

Tuesday 21st May 2023 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | £55

Trainer: Peter Cartwright


An introductory course to enable participants to provide basic support to people bereaved through a substance-related death, including making appropriate referrals.

This course is open to all professionals, workers and volunteers whose work involves supporting people who are bereaved by a substance-related death.

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • State what bereavement is.
  • Outline two useful bereavement theories: the Dual process model and the idea of a Continuing bond.
  • Outline the characteristics of substance-related bereavements.
  • Describe how to avoid stigmatising someone bereaved through a substance-related death.
  • Describe how to provide basic bereavement support.
  • Recognise the importance of joint working.


This training is delivered over Zoom. Participants must be able to access Zoom to take part. Once registered, you will receive the joining instructions a couple of days before the training.

The course is CPD accredited and participants will be able to request a CPD certificate after completion of the training.

Following completion of the introduction training, participants will have the opportunity to be put forward for the advanced course at a later date.

If you have any questions or require any additional information please email admin [at] adfam [dot] org [dot] uk.

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