Talking Compassionately about Death, Dying, and Bereavement

A course to resource staff who have contact with bereaved people as part of their role.

This training will build confidence and insight into the changing expression of grief following bereavement, supporting compassionate responses, understanding and support.

Course content: 

  • Increase confidence in communicating with compassion to those who are grieving, particularly following bereavement.
  • Consider grief in the context of your particular working role.
  • Our current understanding of grief’s purpose, explore processes and models that help individuals’ understanding of grief, including the residual impact of the pandemic.
  • Increase understanding of how grief affects the way we function and communicate throughout the grief process
  • Develop an understanding of compassionate conversations which increase confidence in discussing grief themes.
  • Consider the impact of working with grief themes and how to manage individual self-care and wellbeing.

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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