Grief Encounter has over 15 years’ experience of working directly with thousands of bereaved children and families. Through our school inset training days, participants gain clear practical tools that can be implemented to support their bereaved children and young people.

The death of a pupil, or student’s parents is a traumatic and painful event. For many, the death of someone close can be extremely difficult because of the child’s inability to understand and articulate their feelings.

  • Increased knowledge on child bereavement
  • Tools and practical skills to talk to and work with bereaved children
  • Self-awareness and self-care tools
  • Understanding age-appropriate responses to death.
  • Supporting pupils and teachers following sudden or traumatic death
  • What to do and say following death of a pupil
  • Returning to school following bereavement
  • Death of a staff member
  • Supporting children and staff bereaved by suicide
  • Managing a crisis at school
  • School bereavement policies and procedures
  • Recognising and managing changes in behavior following bereavement

Nearly every classroom will have a student that has experienced a close bereavement. Similarly, most employers will, at some point, experience the death of a current or existing staff member.

Grief Encounter provides experienced counsellors direct to your classroom to talk about feelings and help children understand more about grief through creative methods, using stories, art and drama.

We understand the impact this can have on pupils and teachers. Contact us today to find out more about our training services (and available discounts for schools and educational services).