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The Shoulds, Musts and Oughts of Bereavement Support

Venue: East Lancashire Hospice

Every day we will come into contact with someone who is experiencing loss or bereavement.  It is important that we are able to provide them with effective support. This is an area we can all find difficult: we often don’t know what to say or do, we may avoid those difficult conversations and lack confidence.

This interactive workshop will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on the experience of bereavement and loss and empower you to provide effective support to the people you meet in a professional or personal capacity.

East Lancashire Hospice is proud to work in a tri-partite partnership with the Oliver Robert Jordan Foundation and Cruse to provide education to improve bereavement support for people in our community.

This workshop will be facilitated by Barbara Rosenthal of Cruse and Hazel Blacklock, East Lancashire Hospice Bereavement Support Co-ordinator.  Barbara is a counsellor, supervisor and educator who has over 20 years’ experience working with people experiencing bereavement and loss. She is a BACP member and provides bespoke education on behalf of Cruse, including the Gold Standard Bereavement Course commissioned by the Department of Health.  Hazel has a wealth of experience supporting bereaved adults in our community.  We have now run the workshop three times and it has been extremely well received.

The course cost would be £100 per person, however this cost is generously funded by the Oliver Robert Jordan Foundation and therefore will be FREE OF CHARGE.

Cancellation of your place up to and including 5 working days prior to the workshop will allow us to transfer the opportunity to attend to those on our waiting list; however cancellation after this time or a failure to attend on the day will incur a £50 charge.

OLIVER’S STORY: Oliver Robert Jordan was born peacefully asleep on 4 July 2012. Oliver's family continue to love him with all their hearts; he brought immense joy, excitement and hope even before he was born.  Oliver’s family recognise that everyone needs support when experiencing loss and grief from all those that they meet, whether they be professionals, family, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.  Oliver's legacy is to fund education to empower others to provide bereavement support for all those who need it across our community.

The workshop will be run at East Lancashire Hospice from 09.30 to 16.00 on:               

Monday 4 August 2014

Saturday 13 September 2014

Monday 20 October 2014

Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on experiences of grief and loss
  • Analyse how our experiences can aid understanding and enhance our effectiveness in providing
    bereavement support
  • Review the theories of grief and their impact on how we provide bereavement support
  • Utilise listening skills effectively
  • Explore the impact of loss and bereavement on families
  • Consider the significance of public and private ritual in bereavement
  • Identify your need for support

To apply for a place at a workshop please complete the form by clicking here.