My Warm Table ... with Sonia

Grief (Part 1) with Lionheart Shelly Skinner and Lauren Breen

June 13, 2023 Sonia Nolan Season 2 Episode 3
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
Grief (Part 1) with Lionheart Shelly Skinner and Lauren Breen
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Show Notes

PASSION:  Building a community where grief is seen as a healthy and positive response to death and life challenges.
PURPOSE: Empowering bereaved children and families to navigate their grief journey through education, peer-support, strength-building and resilience through Lionheart Camp for Kids (a not-for-profit organisation).

We’re talking about grief through the expertise of local bereavement organisation Lionheart Camp for Kids.  This is part one of our conversation. 

We cover:
What does Lionheart do?
What is grief?
How can we support someone experiencing grief?
Stages of grief - what's normal?
Lionheart Camp for Kids - creating space and connection

Education program for schools and teachers - the first space for connection
Skills for managing grief and loss
How children might reflect their grief
Questions children have when a parent dies
How to talk to children about death 

Joining us around the warm table are Shelly Skinner and Professor Lauren Breen.

Shelly is the Founder and CEO of Lionheart. She’s a social worker who has worked in hospitals within WA and the UK in the fields of oncology, palliative care, acquired brain injury, spinal injury and emergency medicine. 

Lauren is on the Board of Lionheart and she is a registered psychologist and a professor in the School of Population Health at Curtin University where she researches grief across the lifespan.

"You might never experience true love, but you will experience grief." - Professor Lauren Breen at her TedX Talk

You can donate to Lionheart to support this important work.

Lionheart Song Credits:
Music and lyrics by Oscar Thomas and Christian Barratt
Produced by Christian Barratt
Performed by Christian Barratt and the 2019 Lionheart Kids Chorus

Warm thanks to:
Sponsor: Females Over Forty-five Fitness in Victoria Park
Sound Engineering: Damon Sutton
Music: William A Spence
... and all our generous and inspiring guests around the warm table this season!

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