Bereavement training

According to a leading child bereavement charity, 24,000 children and adolescents are bereaved of a parent in the UK every year.

Loss is one of many harsh realities of life and it invariably turns our world upside down. This course aims to help you to reflect on children and adolescents’ experiences of bereavement or the loss of any significant relationships in their lives through separation.

It will also give you some ideas on how you can best support a child or adolescent in your care who has endured a bereavement or separation.

This course will help learners to understand how to support a child through grief and loss. It covers the different development stages of understanding bereavement and loss, which will enable learners to help and support children to understand and deal with their feelings.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • Models of grief
  • Understanding grief
  • Complicated grief
  • Terminal illness
  • Sudden or unexpected death
  • Emotions and feelings
  • How to support children who have experienced grief and loss
This Bereavement course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about the responsibilities schools have for supporting children and young people who have been bereaved.We have separate courses designed and tailored specifically for those that work in children's services and Education.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Bereavement eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Bereavement course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the stages of grief for children and the developmental stages of understanding grief
  • Understand the types of grief that children or young people might experience i.e. sudden death, terminal illness
  • Know how to support a child with the feelings and reactions they may experience following grief and loss
  • Understand how to work with professionals to help a child

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

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