The term “complicated” refers to factors that interfere with the natural grieving process. Traumatic losses due to accident, murder, manslaughter or suicide, can cause children to get ‘stuck’ in their grief so that it dominates their life instead of receding into the background over time. Our experienced trainers will help you to explore how, as a professional who works with children, you can offer effective support to help them on their way to recovery.

This course aims to

  • Provide a thorough understanding of complicated grief
  • Explain the impact this type of grief may have on a child and their family
  • Explore ways to communicate helpfully with children who are experiencing complicated grief

Who should attend?

Anyone working with young people in social care, health and education including youth workers, clergy, emergency services, funeral directors and counsellors.

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2019 Dates

Thursday 28 May 2019 – Reigate
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm


£85 per delegate

Meet the Trainers

Julie Ellison,
Child Bereavement UK

Julie Ellison is the Training Manager with Child Bereavement UK. She has been working with various bereavement organisations for more than 20 years – including Cruse Bereavement Care. She is a retired Detective Inspector who specialised in Family Liaison.

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Jigsaw (South East) is a registered charity supporting bereaved children and young people in and around Surrey. Registered Charity No. 1147696  |  Company No. 08014061
Patrons: Sir Edward Davey MP and Tony Tobin.