Bereavement & Loss Course 2024

About the course

When: Where: Little Havens, Benfleet Cost: £495

Bereavement and loss are individual, affecting people in many different ways. This five-day interactive course takes an in-depth look at the experience of bereavement and loss, allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to support and care for people who are grieving. 

The course is delivered in a safe, confidential and supportive environment, allowing you to develop and discover your own response to grief and loss and how you can use this to support others. 

Delivered through a mix of presentations and group discussions to support your learning, some people will be required to share their own experiences of bereavement and loss, so it will not be suitable for those who have been bereaved for less than a year. Please email the Learning & Development Team or call 01702 220 350 if you would like to discuss this further. 

“Listening to people’s life stories was just an experience that you cannot get anywhere apart from being in such an environment to understand it. It also gave me the opportunity to experience grieving from other people’s experiences, which was fantastic.” Previous Delegate Feedback. 

Who is it suitable for? 

Our specially tailored course is designed for professionals who support bereaved people or families and wish to enhance their skills and knowledge – for example, those in counselling, psychology, social work, healthcare, human resources and education. 

Course Content 

  • Recognising and understanding your own emotions, biases and reactions when dealing with individuals experiencing grief. Enabling you to navigate the sensitive nature of loss with empathy effectively. 
  • Understanding the theories of bereavement and loss. 
  • Developing skills in attentive listening and empathetic response to individuals experiencing loss. 
  • Gain insight into the dynamics of grief within the context of the extended family unit. 
  • Exploring anticipatory grief, where feelings of grief or loss are felt before a loss happens. 

Course Dates 

Due to the structure of the course, you must commit to attending all five days below in order to complete the training. 

  • Day 1 – 15 March 2024, 9.15 am to 4.30pm 
  • Day 2 – 09 April 2024, 9.15 am to 4.30pm 
  • Day 3 – 01 May 2024, 9.15 am to 4.30pm 
  • Day 4 – 21 May 2024, 9.15 am to 4.30pm 
  • Day 5 – 13 June 2024, 9.15 am to 4.30pm 

Book your place 

To book your place, please complete the online form, and a Learning and Development Team member will be in touch.  

Got a question? 

If you have a query, please email the Learning & Development Team or call them on 01702 220 350, and they will be happy to help.