Children and Grief 2020

Children and Grief 2020

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 if I get upset? Can I support a child?
What words should I use? How honest can I be? 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.

Our course facilitator 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. They bring their experience to bear as we spend two days looking at this subject.

This course is for anyone who may come into contact with children facing bereavement. However, this course is NOT recommended for those who have been bereaved in the last year.

This programme is being aimed at schools and NHS children Services who are within the Rochford CCG catchment area. Your place will be provided a fully funded by the CCG. However, these places will be limited to ensure all organisations have a chance to come along.

Target Audience: Any Professionals who support bereaved children within their field.

Facilitators: Sue Pullen and Lauren Draycott

Course Dates: 14th & 15th October 2020
Time: 09:30 – 16:30 (Registration from 9:15)

Venue: Virtual (Zoom details to follow)

If you wish to book a place on this course, please complete the application form below and email to

Application Form – CCG Funded (External Delegate) – Teens Dealing with Grief 2020

Application Form – CCG Funded (External Delegate) – Children & Grief 14.10.20020