When a twin dies – supporting parents and families

January 21, 2019 10:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Explore the impact that the death of a twin (or multiple) can have on a family, drawing on current research and learning from the neonatal butterfly project. This workshop will increase and embed the knowledge and understanding of professionals, to ensure a high quality of care and support for parents in the future.

Learning outcomes

  • gain an understanding of what parents may need when they are faced with the death of their twin(or multiple)
  • explore and develop self-awareness in relation to loss, grief and bereavement
  • recognise physical and emotional reactions to grief
  • be aware of current guidelines, research and initiatives around the death of a twin, and baby loss in general
  • consider the way we communicate and support families following the death of a twin
  • explore and consider ways to support ourselves and our colleagues
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK and other support organisations and resources available

Who should attend?

This is a new workshop for all of those whose work brings them into contact with families grieving the loss of a twin. This workshop is suitable for midwives, neonatal nurses, neonatologists, obstetricians, sonographers, and any healthcare professional working within a delivery suite, maternity or neonatal unit.

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Hospitality Suite, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
75 Harborne Road
B15 3DH


The ticket price for this workshop has been reduced by 50% to £45, from £90 for this day, thanks to generous support from Freddie’s Wish. Fees for participants include course materials, a certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch. Thanks to Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce for providing the venue for this training day.

Book your place

Please book your place online, or if you wish to pay on invoice, please complete and return our course booking form.

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Generally speaking, our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.

For further information please email the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.

This study day has given me the opportunity to explore issues surrounding a twin’s death. Sharing and better understanding grief and coping strategies, improving communication skills and what I can offer to parents and their families will be invaluable in the future.” Neonatal/Paediatric Registrar

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