Training About our training Child Bereavement UK training Child Bereavement UK has more than 25 years' experience in designing and delivering high-quality training to meet the needs of individuals, groups and organisations, helping professionals to better understand and meet the needs of bereaved families and children. Please find below descriptions of a number of courses we can offer. All of our core training is delivered online by our experienced facilitators and the majority of courses last 3 hours. Sessions are run regularly throughout the year and the cost for the 3-hour sessions is £45 per person. If you have a number of people requiring training, it may be more cost-effective to arrange a session specifically for your organisation, either online or in person. Tailored and bespoke sessions are also available. Note: sessions marked with an * are available but not in the regular schedule at present. If you are interested in a course below and there are no upcoming dates showing, please email us to register your interest: [email protected] Click here to view our upcoming courses Introductory workshop An Introduction to loss grief and bereavement Deepen your understanding of bereavement and your skills in bereavement support for parents and children facing loss. Supporting children and young people Supporting children and young people: Loss, death and grief Enhance your understanding of grieving children and young people, whilst building your confidence in communicating with them. Creative ways of working with bereaved children Explore creative ways of helping children express themselves and communicate when someone important in their life is dying or has died. Supporting bereaved children and young people with special additional needs Develop confidence and understanding with new skills and resources to appropriately support bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities. Teenagers and bereavement Understand more about teenagers’ responses to grief to help you communicate with them and provide appropriate support. *Understanding paediatric post mortem Increase your understanding and build confidence in communicating sensitively with parents. Supporting the HTA codes of practice, around consent, donation and post-mortem. For schools and education settings Grief and Bereavement in Schools A 3 hour interactive online workshop from explores the impact of grief and bereavement in schools, recognising the important role of a school in providing a supportive environment. Bereavement Awareness Early Years/Nursery; Primary; Secondary/High School 90-minute webinar style sessions offering an overview of bereavement within each key stage/setting. *Supporting bereaved children in early years settings Develop knowledge of practical strategies and gain greater confidence in supporting bereaved babies and young children, particularly in an early years setting Supporting parents and families When a child dies - Supporting parents and families Explore the impact of the death of a child on a family and build your confidence and skills when communicating with and supporting grieving families. Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby Explore the impact that pregnancy loss and the death of a baby can have on a family looking at up-to-date research. This course is accredited by The Royal College of Midwives. *The challenges of supporting parents through the neonatal experience Explore issues encountered by those whose work brings them into contact with families faced with an uncertain future for their new born. *When a twin dies - supporting parents and families Explore the impact that the death of a twin (or multiple) can have on a family, drawing on current research and learning from the neonatal butterfly project. This workshop will increase and embed the knowledge and understanding of professionals, to ensure a high quality of care and support for parents in the future. *Communicating with families when children have life-limiting conditions and complex needs Gain a deeper understanding of families’ needs and the difficulties they may face from diagnosis onwards. This training adheres to the Department of Health and Together for Short lives guidelines. Supporting professionals *Considering the impact on healthcare professionals when a child dies When your work brings you into contact with child death, it is impossible not to be affected. As a professional, it may often feel difficult to hold professional boundaries in place. This workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact this work has on you. *Bereavement training for doctors Maintaining wellbeing in working with loss, death and grief. For doctors and trainees whose roles involve exposure to issues of grief and bereavement. *Supervising bereavement work Develop a greater understanding of the skills needed to supervise practitioners working with bereaved families. The workshop will consider the challenges that supervision can present and provide an opportunity to reflect on experiences. Sudden and traumatic bereavement Bereavement by suicide – supporting children, young people and families Deepen your understanding of the effects of bereavement by suicide on families and increase your confidence when communicating with bereaved children and families. Understanding traumatic bereavement in children and young people Gain understanding of how the traumatic nature of a death may impact grief and learn how therapeutic opportunities can help with the grieving process. Supporting organisations *Managing bereavement in the workplace Understanding the impact that bereavement can have on the individual returning to work and also the impact on the team and the business. Additional content also available for client facing roles where employees may have to deal with bereavement. Supporting you Managing your own wellbeing when dealing with grief Understand the factors which may impact on your own wellbeing and mental health if you are working to support those who are grieving, and look at strategies to help you with your own resilience and wellbeing. Accredited training Child Bereavement UK is proud to be a certified member of the CPD certification service. This means that the further learning value and structure of our training courses have been approved as conforming to CPD’s quality guidelines. Some of our training is also accredited by professional bodies, including: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology (AAPT) and The Royal College of Midwives (RCM). All course accreditations will appear on our course pages.