Talking about Death and Dying with Children and Young People

A training course designed to help educators, youth workers and childcare professionals develop skills and confidence in supporting bereaved children and young people.

Course content: 

  • Discussion of grief models that support understanding of potential impacts on wellbeing grief and loss experienced by children and young people.
  • Focus on how children’s understanding of loss, its expression and communication, is determined by age, stage and capacity
  • Consider children and young people’s evolving understanding of loss as their development changes over time
  • Interactive discussion to consider specific grief vulnerabilities of children and young people in transition
  • Gain confidence in the language of compassion and how we communicate with children and young people across the age spectrum about death, dying, loss and grief.
  • Increase confidence in discussing children and young peoples’ grief needs with grieving parents and carers
  • Highlight specific vulnerabilities such as educational outcomes of bereaved children and young people
  • Consider the unique experience of pandemic related loss experienced in childhood
  • Resource staff through highlighting creative activities that help to engage grieving children and young people
  • Develop greater awareness of self-care and wellbeing considerations when working with bereaved children and young people

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.

Health Warning:

As you would anticipate, the content of our courses discuss themes of death, dying and bereavement.  Before registering for our training, we encourage all participants to consider their individual wellbeing needs, particularly those who have recently been bereaved or consider themselves as actively grieving.


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

If you are based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland please contact our colleagues at Cruse Bereavement Support (Registered Charity No. 208078) or visit their website to find out about training available and how to book.


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