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Living with a life changing diagnosis

Event organised by Benevolent Fund

17 October 2024
12:30 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)
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Everyone responds differently to a life changing diagnosis and every situation is unique. Many diagnoses and events seem to come out of nowhere, leaving us, and our loved ones reeling.

While there is no way to prepare for a life changing diagnosis or event, and often little we can do to mitigate the initial shock, there are things we can do to support ourselves, and our immediate circle.

In this short introductory webinar will support delegates in their understanding of:

  • What’s normal anyway?
  • How we, and the people in our lives, react to life changing news and events.
  • Practical tools to help navigate challenges.
  • What support is available and what are your next steps?

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12:30 - 12:35

Introduction from Sarah Mason-Parker, casework and communications executive, ICE Ben Fund

12:35 - 12:55

Presentation from Emma Mudge, Empowering Mindscapes

12:55 - 13:00

Q&A, Emma Mudge, facilitated by Sarah Mason-Parker, ICE Ben Fund


Emma Mudge BSc, PGCert, PGDip, MSt, GMBPsS

Emma Mudge BSc, PGCert, PGDip, MSt, GMBPsS

Empowering Mindscapes


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Emma Mudge BSc, PGCert, PGDip, MSt, GMBPsS

Emma is an expert in the mental health and wellbeing space with over 15 years of multifaceted experience. She is a team leader, psychological coach, trainer, teacher, consultant, and life-long learner; providing packages for large corporate, third sector, NHS and SME organisations.

Emma’s philosophy is the systems in which we live (the world, our brain and body) are complex, changeable, and personal. Increasing our self-awareness enables us to navigate the challenges of life in a meaningful way and helps us to flourish. Emma is informed by a variety of psychological theories such as Cognitive-Behavioural, Positive and Humanistic Psychology. Emma has a ‘know you can’ attitude and directs this towards her social justice work.

She is particularly passionate about body neutrality and positive body image, self-care, resilience and self-compassion. She enjoys regular mindfulness practice, being outdoors, walking, kickboxing and teaching weekly joyful movement dance classes in her local community.

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ICE Benevolent Fund Team

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