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Free webinar for aged care staff on loss and grief experienced during pandemic

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The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) has been funded to provide national grief and loss support for those living and working in aged care, and for the loved ones of aged care recipients who have been impacted by COVID-19.

This is part of the Aged Care COVID-19 grief and trauma response package.

ACGB are hosting the first in a series of four webinars designed to provide grief and loss support to those in and around the aged care sector.

Webinar Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the aged care sector in Australia.

Aged Care staff have experienced extraordinary levels of uncertainty and distress.

This has generated an extra dimension to the grief and loss which already has been so prominent within the aged care sector.

What will the webinar cover

The webinar will explore the impact that COVID-19 has had on residential aged care staff.

The webinar will reflect on this situation, identify the major issues of concern and offer practical strategies aimed at assisting staff so that they can work safely and productively within the aged care sector.

Who should attend?

  • All staff working in the aged care sector, including those working in residential aged care or providing home care for older persons.
  • People working in management or organisational leadership within the RACF sector.
  • Anyone interested in providing support with grief and bereavement issues within the aged care residential settings.


When: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: 2pm-3pm AEST

Where: Online – Register to attend (free)

The webinar will be recorded and will be available for viewing afterwards on the ACGB aged care grief and bereavement support website. To contact ACGB email education@grief.org.au.

For more information about the aged care COVID-19 grief and trauma response package, or for questions email ageing.and.diversity@health.gov.au or visit the program page for more information, brochures, posters, translated resources and social media content to raise awareness of the services.

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