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June 2021

Mental Health, Older People and Faith Communities

22nd June 2021 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In a series of free on-line seminars, we will be exploring the issues encountered by faith communities in supporting people with mental health challenges.   Mental wellbeing is at the forefront of current considerations, but these seminars will look at issues around long- term mental health challenges as well as the impact of Covid-19.

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September 2021

Death, Dying and Bereavement – How do we develop compassionate support

23rd September 2021 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This seminar will highlight important initiatives to support people experiencing grief, loss, and bereavement.  There will be examples of local compassionate communities and an opportunity to share ideas.

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The Anna Chaplaincy

28th September 2021 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We live in a world of accelerating demographic change. It is good news we are living longer but with longevity come challenges. Anna Chaplaincy for Older People is a tried-and-tested approach to ministry among people in their later years.

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October 2021

We Need to Talk About Death and Dying

14th October 2021 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Workshop will offer support and tools to enhance confidence in having pastoral conversations about death and dying.  Using a model from the field of bereavement to explore emotional, psychological, and spiritual responses and building on the experiences of the participants, the day will resource those who attend to go deeper in their pastoral encounters with people who are actively addressing their own mortality.

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Relational Care

27th October 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Relational Care is a concept that has evolved in response to observed good practice and benefits in the care of older people.

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Presentation on Relational Care

27th October 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Our October seminar will be led by Jenny Kartupelis MBE, author of two books on this subject, the more recent being Making Relational Care Work for Older People (2021, Routledge). Her work in this field has involved extensive interviews as well as looking at the impacts of best practice, and she is encouraging people attending the presentation to bring and share their own experiences, for which there will be plenty of time.

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November 2021

Harvest field – A celebration of the contribution of older people to our faith communities

17th November 2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The aim of the conference is to highlight different aspects of the contribution made by older people and the importance of embracing new possibilities with and by older people noticing how we change and develop as we age and how we express our needs.

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February 2022


8th February - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hourglass is the only charity dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people across the United Kingdom. With more than 25 years’ experience and expertise, the mission of Hourglass is to listen, advise and support older people at risk of abuse and their loved ones throughout the UK.

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March 2022


8th March - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop is an opportunity to talk about mental illness in older people and will include a general introduction to the symptoms of mental illness, models for understanding mental health issues, and the impact that mental illness has on everyday life.

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May 2022


12th May - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We know that the things people most want to say to their loved ones towards the end of their lives are ‘I love you,’ ‘Thank you,’ ‘I’m sorry, please forgive me,’ and ‘I forgive you.’ Richard has some very important things to say about forgiveness and resolution.

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