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Jun 29 2011

Harrow Bereavement Care – Annual Conference

Harrow Bereavement Care offers a range of services for bereaved adults, children and young people, and those who care for them including:

  • Free visiting scheme
  • Telephone support
  • Support programme for children and young people affected by the loss of a family member, friend or teacher.
  • Friendly support groups
  • Training in listening skills
  • Tailored training courses
  • Advice about other organisations

In short, they do an awful lot of good, and at a time when you’re at your lowest ebb.  Bereavement is something we all experience at sometime in our lives and each of us reacts to it in different ways, from disbelief, through anger, indignation, guilt and pain. HBC can’t take the pain away, but they can listen, help and guide you through the difficult days which might lie ahead.

On October 26, 2011, they’re holding their 30th Annual Conference, at the New Middlesex Synagogue in Harrow. This all-day event includes keynote speaker ex-columnist Virginia Ironside; Colin Parry OBE, the father of IRA victim Tim Parry who lost his life in 1993; Elizabeth Turner, who was seven months pregnant with her first child when her husband Simon was killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre; and Ann Kirk, who escaped from Germany to England at the age of ten, only to learn shortly afterwards that her parents had been taken to concentration camps and killed.

The morning is given over to the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion, and after a buffet lunch, a number of workshops run, covering topics such as how to deal with a loss of faith following a death, or coping with the death of a partner.

The leaflet and application form are available for download, or you can visit HBC’s sensitively produced website here.

 

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