Supporting grieving families

“It felt that with Harry’s death the person I was died too” – Susie, Lives Worth Living.

Professional support is often centred around the life of the child and that role ends after the child dies, which can leave families feeling isolated.

We have developed this workshop to offer participants:

  • A chance to explore some of the challenges in supporting bereaved families.
  • Opportunities for open discussion and examples of some strategies that may be helpful in your work.

Areas Covered:

  • Bereavement – “Who are we now?”
  • Different reactions to grief within families.
  • Models of grief and “how it really is!”
  • Challenges within grieving: social, economical, cultural, spiritual, well-being, permanence, longevity.
  • Talking, listening and signposting.
  • Taking care of yourself and supervision.

This workshop will be of benefit to all those working with bereaved families and those who would like to develop their bereavement service.