Children and Grief

About the course

When: Where: Little Havens, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 2LH Cost: £120 per person or £200 for two people

By the age of 16, 1 in 20 young people will have experienced the death of one or both parents. Each year, I million 100 thousand children and young people, in the UK, will experience the death of a significant person in their lives. (Child Bereavement Network)

How do we talk to children about this challenging subject?

Will I make it worse? What words should I use?

What if I get upset? How honest can I be?

Can I support a child? What about funerals?

In a supported, interactive and creative course, we explore together ways of working with pre and post bereaved children. We take a look at ages and stages of development and grief. We hear from children about their experiences and what they found was helpful.

Sue has many years of experience working with children and young people in a hospice setting, in the community, working with social care teams and supporting children and staff in schools. She brings her experience to bear as we spend two days looking at this subject.

This course is for any interested persons who may come into contact with children facing bereavement.This course is NOT recommended for those who have been bereaved in the last year.

Please note this course is two days – 15th and 16th October

If you wish to book a place on this course, please complete the attached application and email Hannah.