Location: Positive Action’s Global Village Meeting Room
Time & Date:Tuesday 24th July, 3.30-4.30pm
Presenters: Lorraine Sherr & Noreen Masiiwa Huni
Supporting Those Who Have Lost Someone They Love
Sobering though it is, approximately one million people lose their lives to AIDS-related illnesses each year. AIDS-related bereavement in high prevalence settings may be associated with pressures to overcome grief abruptly, few culturally-relevant means of processing grief, anticipated, enacted or other stigma and social exclusion, and other psychosocial complications.
There is a need not just for culturally-relevant and replicable bereavement interventions which are adapted/tailored to the needs of specific groups, but also greater understanding of the importance of access to these and their mainstreaming into existing programmes.
Summary of Aims
- To highlight the issue of AIDS-related bereavement, its manifestations and its impact, and the importance of its consideration in psychosocial support initiatives
- To showcase effective, culturally-relevant grief and bereavement interventions
- To provide a forum for storytelling and remembering loved ones