It’s common after a loss or a death to feel very stressed, confused and tired. If the loss or death happened in a sudden or traumatic way, like a suicide, disaster or an accident, then the stress, confusion and tiredness can be overwhelming. It is possible to be able to cope with these events, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you or other people affected are doing OK.
There is no single ‘right way’ to deal with grief and trauma – everyone’s different and needs different things. But some know-how, good strategies and having a person to be a sounding board can be really helpful at times like this. This experiential and interactive workshop will provide some ideas that might be useful to you or someone you know.
Greg Roberts is a Doctor of Philosophy (Grief and Bereavement) and an accredited Social Worker with specialisation in the field of grief, bereavement and trauma. He founded a suicide bereavement support group in 2004 and co-founded the Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) in Victoria in 2008. He is Clinical Operations Manager for SIDS and Kids and the Founder and Director of the Grief & Trauma Support service in Geelong, Victoria. Greg has been an adult educator for more then 25 years and is now the Trainer for CEP’s new Grief, Loss and Bereavement 2 year training, the only existentially-informed grief and loss training pathway in Australia