Understanding loss and bereavement

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 16/06/2021
Upcoming Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Length: Half day
Cost: £120.00
Equivalent to 3 CPD hours

About the course

understanding loss and bereavement

Delivered by experts from Cruse Bereavement Care, this half-day interactive Maudsley Masterclass will help participants develop skills in supporting bereaved persons. The course will cover some useful models of grief and how these can be applied to understanding and supporting people going through ‘normal’ and more complicated grieving processes. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic to the bereaved will be addressed, and strategies for self-care when working with bereavement will be emphasised.   

The following topics will be covered during this course: 

  • Modern theories and models of grief 
  • Sudden or traumatic death 
  • The impact of Covid-19 on bereavement 
  • “Normal” death happening during the pandemic 
  • When grief becomes ‘complicated’ 
  • Supporting others and caring for yourself during the pandemic 
  • Personal strategies for self-care when working with those who are bereaved 
  • External organisations and resources  




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Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Meet the needs of bereaved people more effectively in your practice
  • Describe key current models of loss and bereavement and consider how they can be applied in practice
  • Reflect on the additional challenges that may arise when working with clients bereaved during a pandemic
  • Maintain boundaries and self-care while working with bereaved people

Course Information

Target audience

Assistant psychologist, Attending as a non-professional, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, Doctors, Health visitor, Non-healthcare professionals, Nurses, Obstetricians, Occupational therapist, Other, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Psychotherapist, Student

Length & Time
This course will be taking place digitally.
9:30 - 12:30

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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
Assistant Headteacher - London
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Teacher - London