During Dying Matters Week on 11-17 May 2020, the Connection Coalition got together with some of our expert members on grief and bereavement to discuss the challenges communities are facing during the COVID-19 crisis.
They shared practical advice and information on grieving in isolation, alternatives to in-person funerals and the steps we will need to take in years to come to recover as a society.
Some snippets from the webinar for if you're short on time or if you'd like to share some of the insights on social media.
The full webinar with all 5 speakers.
00:00: Intro with Iona Lawrence, Connection Coalition
Setting the scene
00:26 Alex Evans and Ivor Williams, Authors of This Too Shall Pass (a report on collective loss during COVID-19)
Meeting individual and collective needs
12:18 Andy Langford, Clinical Director of Cruse Bereavement Care
27:34 Suzie Philipps, Head of Clinical Governance, Winston's Wish, a charity supporting children with grief
39:55 CEO and Founder of Poppy's Funerals
54:30 Toby Scott, Head of Communications and Campaigns, Hospice UK and Dying Matters