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We have a variety of training packages in Childhood Bereavement & Loss which we can offer to you or your organsiation.  These range from one hour sessions to full day training events. We can adapt the training sessions to meet your specific needs and interests ie. supporting children in foster care, supporting children anticipating a death etc.  For more details and a quotation please call 01209 210624 or email:

Training in Childhood Loss and Grief 2017 - Level 1

Tuesday's - 19th Sept, 26th Sept, 3rd Oct 2017 10-4pm

Trecarrel, Ground Floor, Drump Road, Redruth, TR15 1LU


This three day course seeks to develop:

  • Knowledge of childhood grief
  • Communication with bereaved children
  • The effects of loss on a family
  • Support for the bereaved child in school
  • Support for children following suicide and traumatic death
  • Other resources available to support child and helper

Learning outcomes

  • To gain confidence and understanding when supporting children, in relation to loss and grief
  • Increased awareness and confidence when communicating with grieving children and young people
  • To understand a child’s perception of death
  • To enable participants to acknowledge their existing skills and identify their learning needs in relation to loss and grief
  • To learn about useful resources

Who should attend?

Any professionals who might come into contact with bereaved children in the course of their work, volunteers and those wanting to gain an understanding of how best to support bereaved children. FEE: £150 To book please call 01209 210624 or email us.

Training in Childhood Loss and Grief 2017 - Level 2

Dates TBC

Trecarrel, Ground Floor, Drump Road, Redruth, TR15 1LU

A practical skills course looking at supporting children and young people who have been bereaved.


  • Explore and develop self awareness
  • Demonstrate creative ways of helping children
  • Promote understanding of facilitation of children's bereavement groups
  • Equip with knowledge skills and tools
  • Develop support for children following a traumatic death
  • Create personal resources for using with a bereaved child

Learning outcomes

  • Participants will be encouraged to explore their own loss and grief in a creative way
  • Increased confidence and understanding when using creative and therapeutic activities with children
  • Experience group activities and the resulting dynamics
  • A deeper understanding of children's responses at different ages
  • Increased self awareness from the use of a reflective journal

Who should attend?

Continuation of level 1 training in childhood loss and grief FEE: £200 To book please call 01209 210624 or email us.

Schools Training Day- Remember Me:

Date TBC, May 2018

Headland Hotel, NEWQUAY.

A one day workshop for schools and early years settings which addresses the issues of bereavement, loss and critical incidents. Highly recommended, this workshop will equip staff to use the ‘Remember Me Booklet’ more effectively. Learning Outcomes:

  • Strategies to support grieving children within the educational setting.
  • Gain insight into the impact of loss on children’s development.
  • Special considerations: Traumatic grief, Anticipatory Grief etc.
  • Dealing with critical incidents - BWiseB4.

This workshop is targeted at schools and early year’s settings i.e. Head Teachers, Teachers, Support staff, and Governors. This training has always received exceptional feedback. FEE: £100 To book please call 01209 210624 or email us.