This interactive seminar will present the work of projects in Northern Ireland that are bridging the gap between the lived experience of people with learning disabilities and autism impacted by loss, bereavement and suicide with research, to influence mental health and suicide prevention policies and practices.

We will be joined by family members, practitioners and researchers involved in this work, from The Hive NI and Informing Choices ‘Talk Together’ Project.

Our speakers include:

- Julia Mc Keever and Deirdre Duffy, The Hive NI

- Deborah Mc Ginn, Informing Choices NI

Featured project: Talk Together

‘Talk Together’ is a research project between Informing Choices NI and Ulster University funded by the Ideas Fund looking at the impact of loss and bereavement for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

Through the Talk Together research, we hope to increase knowledge and awareness of how people with a learning disability and autistic people feel about loss and bereavement and look at what is needed to give better support. We will also be working with family members, support staff and teachers to get a better understanding of the challenges they face around loss and bereavement and how these can be overcome.

A DCSDC Disability Week 2021 event

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