17 March 2020, London - FULLY BOOKED 
10.00 - 16.00 (registration at 9.30)


To provide an in-depth insight into working with couples bereaved of a child from both the parents' and practitioners' perspective. 

Target audience – Health professionals of all disciplines.

Entry-level requirements –  Delegates must have attended a Child Bereavement UK workshop in the last five years, or provide evidence of having attended a recognised bereavement training course.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Masterclass, participants will have:

  • To deepen understanding of the bereavement aspects of working with couples
  • To understanding the impact of a child's death on the couple's relationship
  • To consider risk factors and protective factors for relationship outcomes 
  • To understand how the relationship may impact each partner's individual grieving process 
  • To explore the challenges of working with bereaved couples and the impact on the professional 
  • To consider research and theoretical models to underpin this work
  • To gain information about CBUK, other support organisations and reference material



Book your place 

To book your place, please complete the booking form and return to the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.


Ann Chalmers : Ann is Chief Executive of Child Bereavement UK and has been involved in multi-disciplinary training of professionals in areas of loss and bereavement for over 20 years. Her qualifications include a BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a University Accredited Diploma in Bereavement Counselling. She has extensive experience of running bereavement support groups, and as part an NHS Trust bereavement team provided counselling for both individuals and couples. She has also counselled staff within the NHS and young people within the voluntary sector. 

In addition to running the charity, Ann’s work with Child Bereavement UK includes devising training programmes, providing consultancy to other organisations in the sector and representing the charity in bringing the families’ perspective to projects and initiatives of national significance. She sits on a number of national committees and steering groups, and as part of the Bereavement Services Association has been involved in the development of the 2014 Standards for Bereavement Care Services. She has developed bereavement literature and other resources for families and professionals, and publications in recent years have included contributing a chapter to each of two books, Unexpected Death in Childhood: A Handbook for Practitioners and Intimations of Mortality: Existential Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice, and co-authoring a chapter in Palliative Care for Children - an interdisciplinary approach.