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Bereavement Care – Past, Present and Future: Celebrating 60 years of Cruse

Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham. 4th & 5th July 2019  

A two-day exploration of grief and bereavement featuring world-class speakers alongside a packed programme of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities.

Bereavement theory and practice is constantly evolving: join the UK’s leading bereavement charity to explore the latest developments and enhance your skills in the company of other practitioners and professionals. 

Book now to take advantage of our Early Bird booking rates. Please note accommodation is not included in the conference booking, optional accommodation can be booked via the link below. We advise you to book accommodation early if you wish to stay over on the 4th July, as a number of other events are running in the area.

Book conference place (accommodation not included)

Book accommodation for 4th July (early booking advised)

If you wish to book additional nights, you can the hotel directly and speak to the Group Reservations Department. Contact details are or 0121 3297450

Keynote Speakers

Robert A Neimeyer Intervening in Meaning: New directions in grief therapy

Chris Hall Technology and Bereavement Care: Opportunities and challenges of providing a telehealth bereavement service 

Carl Becker  Death, Dying, Bereavement, and End of Life Care: Measurement, counselling, and experiential grounding

Henk Schut Practitioners and Researchers Working Together in an Intervention Efficacy Study

Caroline Lloyd The Lloyd & Mc Guckin Multidimensional Theory of Bereavement


Workshops and seminars

As well as our five keynote speakers there will be two workshop/seminar sessions to choose from each day. 



Day 1: Thursday 4th July

8.45am: Registration opens: Including workshop registration 
10.00am: Conference opening
5:25pm: Close of main programme 
6:25pm: Close of Cruse programme
7pm: Drinks reception 
8pm: Awards dinner

Keynote speakers: Robert Neimeyer, Caroline Lloyd, Chris Hall

Workshops and seminars including:

  • Offering Cruse services to refugees and asylum seekers (Elaine Roub)
  • Use of pictorial metaphors with clients (James Turner)
  • Multidimensional Theory of Bereavement (Caroline Lloyd)
  • Recent developments in bereavement: bridging theory and practice (Chris Hall)
  • And more! 


Day 2: Friday 5th July

8:30am: Registration
9:15am: Conference opens
4:30pm: Conference closes

Keynote speakers: Henk Schut, Carl Becker

Workshops and seminars including:

  • The experiences of bereavement as a same-sex partner (Richard O'Leary)
  • Brief grief therapy (Robert Neimeyer)
  • Bridging the gap beween research and bereavement care (Henk Schut)
  • The struggle to enfranchise grief care (Carl Becker)
  • Unexpected death (Linda Kenwood)
  • And more!

The future of bereavement support, the next 60 years: a discussion with Robert Neimeyer, Chris Hall, Henk Schut, Carl Becker, and Caroline Lloyd  

Yolanda Clarke: "My Cruse Journey" a bereaved person's perspective