Children and Grief 2024

About the course

When: Where: Little Havens, SS7 2LH Cost: £195 (Lunch included)

Please note this course is for two days – 31st October and 1st November

Many young people in the UK are affected by the death of a parent, sibling or other adults who have a significant impact on their lives. Often, they will feel very alone and face many challenges as they manage the impact of the death.  

In this supportive, interactive, and creative course, we explore together ways of working with pre- and post-bereaved children up to the age of 11. Through arts and crafts activities, we aim to boost your confidence when working with children and to facilitate open conversations. We also examine the ages and stages of development and grief and hear from children about their experiences and what they found helpful. 

Delivered through a mix of presentations, group discussions and creative activities to support your learning, this course invites people to share their own experiences of bereavement and loss. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss this further, please email our Learning & Development Team or call 01702 220 350. 

Who is it suitable for?
Our specially tailored course is designed for anybody working or volunteering with children facing loss, such as those working in the education, healthcare, or social care sectors, as well as parents. 

Course Content 

  • Understanding of the effects of a significant death on children 
  • How to talk and listen to children who are going through anticipatory grief and those who are bereaved 
  • Understanding funerals, including a visit from a local Funeral Director 
  • Ideas of how to engage creatively with children 
  • Book and reading lists to support children
    Signposting to other organisations who offer advice and support to children and young people 

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 or call the Learning & Development Team on 01702 220 350, and they will be happy to help.