SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is holding remote support sessions for those processing bereavement and loss, providing a creative outlet and a safe space to talk…

The two webinar sessions are run by SSAFA in collaboration with Brent Bereavement Service, for members of SSAFA’s support groups.

Session one

The first session, being held on Saturday 10 October, 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’ll learn about how to support yourself in your daily life and to provide you will tools to support others. Throughout the session attendees don’t have to take part and can remain anonymous if they wish.

Session two

On Saturday 14 October, ‘Healing through Creativity’ will explore the use of creativity and art to enhance your own wellbeing. It will also touch on the use of art in remembering, as well as exploring the links between creativity and wellbeing; introducing practical ideas that you can try at home or to stimulate ideas you may wish to explore further yourself.

Joining in

These sessions are for members of, or for anyone who is eligible to join, SSAFA’s Bereaved Families Support Groups. Groups that are eligible include:

  • Bereaved Support Group – for anyone in the family unit (18+) who has suffered a bereavement of a veteran or service person.
  • Military families affect 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 service person.
  • Families of wounded injured and sick personnel – for a spouse/partner/parent or carer (18+) of a service person who has been wounded or suffered an injury, or sickness.

If you know of anyone who may benefit from attending, contact Jason Winer at Jason.winer@ssafa.org.uk.

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