Supporting children’s skills for life – Grieving

This course examines the strengths and vulnerabilities that children and young people may bring to grief experiences.

Children grow and develop supported by the relationships, the people, and life experiences they share.

Our culture seeks to develop essential skills for healthy living, education, morality and behaviour, but what about the experience of grief?

From resilience to trauma – the adults connected to children and young people play a critical role in their healthy development and capacity to manage the tough stuff life places in their way.

This course will help you understand the needs of children to experience grief as healthily as possible, and includes;

  • Children and capacity across the developmental span; from pre school to adolescence
  • Attachment - the invisible bonds that make us human.
  • Experience of loss – opportunities for growth and vulnerabilities embedding
  • Grief in its expression – strengths and vulnerabilities, the role of hormones

Discussion and examples of;

  • Ways of nurturing grief and expression
  • Rituals
  • Activities
  • Memorials and continuing bonds


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

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