Making Families Count

We are a unique training organisation who use the lived experience of family members following traumatic bereavement, together with the experience of serious incident investigations in the NHS, in our training.
Some of our family members are involved in high profile charitable organisations including Hundred Families, AAFDA, PAPYRUS, Oxfordshire Family Support Network and Generate. Some of our members are senior, experienced NHS health professionals
Together we deliver high quality, memorable and powerful training around the transformative power of positive family engagement after a serious patient safety incident.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

We run regular webinars training healthcare professionals on how to work well with families following a bereavement by suicide. We also publish blogs to our website written by family members bereaved by suicide. We also are running a mental health project, co-funded by NSHE and HEE which is called “life beyond the cubicle”, which trains staff who work with families during mental health crises to improve patient care, avoid harm and reduce deaths

What are your current priorities?

Training healthcare professionals to work better with patients and families using positive family engagement.

What challenges are you currently facing?

Getting more healthcare organisations/NHS to engage with us and book our training.