Grief Awareness Training


Course description

Grief awareness is an introduction to understanding how grief can affect people and how to provide helpful, informal support to bereaved people in the workplace, in the community, or in any setting where you may come into contact with someone who is grieving.

“It is estimated that as many as 9 people will be affected by the death of someone. At some point, every one of us will experience grief or know someone who has suffered a bereavement”

“57% of employees will have experienced a bereavement in the last five years”

We spend so much of our lives at work – and we shouldn’t have to hide our experiences of death and dying from our colleagues, our peers, or our bosses. If dying matters – then it matters at work too, and yet, fewer than one in five managers feel confident supporting staff who have suffered a bereavement.

Course content:

  • Understand how the grief process works, what normal grief looks like, and when grief reactions may be unhealthy
  • Recognise the need for bereavement support and where to turn
  • Develop communication skills to support bereaved people who may be distressed

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone who has contact with or who provides support to bereaved adults as part of their work or through the community.

Please note: This is an education and training course and is not intended to be a bereavement support service.

If someone you know is affected by grief and would like to know more about bereavement support, please visit:

Cost: £50 per person

Dates and locations:

  • Thursday 26 October 2023, 16:30-19:30 at the Ann Robertson Centre, 55 London Road, Canterbury CT2 8HQ
  • Thursday 25 April 2024, 16:30-19:30 at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford, Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0NE

To book your place, please email or call 01227 812 616.