Dorit Braun

Dorit Braun

About me

My daughter in law, Mariana Pinto, died during a psychotic episode in October 2016. She had been assessed under the Mental Health Act the previous evening, given a sedative and sent home. This was a first episode. The Coroner issued a narrative verdict and a Prevention of Future Deaths report in March 2017.

I’m recently retired, having worked mostly in family support charities. I have developed and run training for teachers and education professionals on child protection, and on working with parents, set up and run a large national helpline, worked with national policy makers to influence policy, legislation and guidance and worked with volunteers. I’ve also been a trustee and chair of charities. I have three adult sons and three grandchildren.

Since my daughter in law died I have got involved in initiatives from the NHS Learning from Deaths programme, given talks to A&E staff and police, and attended various events on Mental Health and learning from complaints.

What I offer

  • Talks on my family’s experiences of traumatic death, inquests, complaints processes and what we feel should have been learnt
  • Training development and facilitation on engaging with families, the importance of working with families and how this can be done

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