Bereavement Series

This series of study sessions is facilitated by Seamus Nash, a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Kirkwood Hospice's Family Care Team.

Introduction to Adult Bereavement 

Wednesday 8th December 2021, 9.30pm - 4pm
Thursday 12th May 2022, 9.30am - 4pm

This study day will allow attendees the opportunity to:

  • Enhance their awareness of bereavement and loss issues
  • Understand the physical, emotional and psychological effects of grief
  • Explore and gain an insight into bereavement support work through the use of case studies
  • Recognise the importance of self-care for professionals


Child Bereavement

Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 9.30am - 4pm

This study day will focus on working with children who are experiencing loss and bereavement.

Using a mixture of case studies, discussion and experiential learning we will look at how to support children and young people experiencing bereavement and loss issues.

The afternoon will focus specifically on skills and identifying the tools you require to work with a degree of confidence with children and young people.

Resilience and Complicated Grief

Tuesday 15th February 2022, 9.30pm - 4pm
Tuesday 13th September 2022, 9.30am - 4pm

This session is for staff and volunteers.

It is well known that repeated contact with patients who are dying or supporting bereaved relatives can and does affect professionals.

The concept of ‘resilience’ is an important aspect for workers to consider when assisting individuals who have experienced emotional and psychological distress. This study day examines this concept through the use of theory, group work and case discussion.

The session also focusses on the theoretical and diagnostic aspects of complicated and prolonged grief. It is experiential in nature with opportunities for case discussion and skills work.

Personal and Professional Development – Looking After Self

Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 9am – 4pm

Looking after ourselves in the pressured work we do is important to ensure we do not ‘burn-out’. Using a mixture of self-reflective exercises; scenarios, small discussion groups and importantly humour, we aim to create a safe space to enable reflection to help participants look at creative ways to help them develop safe, reflective practice in their work and coping strategies in their personal lives.

Price and booking

£75 per session

To reserve a place, please complete the booking form available to download at the bottom of this page and return it to the Learning & Development team at:

Places will be confirmed once both the payment and booking form have been received.


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