Mental Health + Wellbeing: New Ways of Supporting People Affected by Death, Dying + Bereavement

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This event will be available to watch on-demand on the Marie Curie website later in February

Date: Wed Feb 2nd

Time: 12:00 pm

Duration: 120 mins

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Interventions are needed to support both physical and mental health and wellbeing of people living with terminal illness, as well as their friends, family and carers and the health and social care professionals that support them. A key focus for Marie Curie is creating an evidence base so that the physical and mental health and wellbeing of those impacted by terminal illness both directly and indirectly can be best supported. In this session we will concentrate on the mental health aspect, and we will hear about several interventions that could support and maximise the well-being of patients and staff.

This session will include the following presentations:

Feasibility study of an online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention to improve staff wellbeing in palliative care settings: Preliminary findings
Dr Anne Finucane (Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh and Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh) and Dr David Gillanders (Head of Clinical and Health Psychology at the School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh)

Can expressing emotions through writing or talking really enhance wellbeing for people with terminal illness? Insights from the Let It Out (LIO) study
Daisy McInnerney (Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL)