Disenfranchised Grief

What is disenfranchised grief and why does it happen? This course is for anyone who wants a better understanding of all types of grief, but especially the kind of grief that people feel they have no right to feel. Anyone working in a psychologically supportive way with clients/patients, or who has an interest in grief in all its forms, will find this course invaluable.

After taking part in this experiential short course, participants will:

  • understand what disenfranchised grief is.
  • be able to recognise it in self and other.
  • have a deeper understanding of societal expectations around grief.
  • gain a new awareness of what causes disenfranchised grief.
  • have heard examples of disenfranchised grief.
  • be more accepting of individual difference in response to loss.


Cruse Scotland utilises our learning content flexibly and efficiently to match your needs and we offer content across two learning environments; delivering this training either in person or online, for up to 12 delegates at a time.

All courses are delivered by one of our Training Team, who are professional trainers specialising in mental health, bereavement and trauma.

Grief health warning: The content of this course discusses the experience of grief – participants who identify as actively grieving following a bereavement in the last six months are asked to consider their wellbeing needs before attending.


Online learning through video conferencing offers a time focused session of 2.5 hours, or we can provide an in-person session which explores themes and content in more depth over a day in your workplace.


Each course, whether online or in person, is priced for up to 12 delegates attending.

Public & Private Sector

  • £1,000 for an online session
  • £1,200 for in-person training

Third Sector

  • £600 for an online session
  • £800 for in-person training

To book or for further enquiries:

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more or make a booking

T: 01738 444178
E: training@crusescotland.org.uk

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