Grief and Grieving

– Virtual or face to face
– Typically 12-16 participants per session
– Interactive supported by course notes
– Approx. 1.5 hours

Grief is a universal but uniquely personal experience. We will all grieve at points during our lives, but we will all experience that grief in our own way. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There is no rule book. This short, interactive session explores grief, and how you can support yourself and others through it.

Key Programme Elements

Background and benefits:
Grief, what it is, the types and symptoms of grief, including the differences between grief and depression.

Supporting yourself:
How you can support yourself through grief, why there isn’t a rule book and practical steps to enable you to cope.

Supporting others:
How you can support friends, colleagues and clients including what to say and do and what to avoid.

Participants will be able to:
• Explore grief and the process and experience of grieving
• Understand the biology of grief and the most common physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural symptoms.
• Learn how to support themselves through the grieving process.
• Understand why there isn’t a one-size fits all answer.
• Develop strategies to support others through grief including understanding how to approach, assess and assist someone who is grieving.
• Recognise the importance of active listening skills and know how and when to utilise them.
• Understand when to refer to professional support services and how and where to access them.
• Develop confidence in their ability to support others.

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