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We recommend this course before progressing to any of the further modules. It is designed to provide an understanding of how grief affects children at different developmental stages, introduces some key theories of grief, explores the role of attachment and will enable you to develop the confidence to open up a useful dialogue with a bereaved child.

This course aims to

  • Provide a general awareness of bereavement related issues and the grieving process
  • Develop a basic understanding of how a child’s stage of development will affect their experience and understanding
  • Explore practical ways to apply that knowledge and offer effective support

Who should attend?

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

2020 Dates TBC

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

NEW Intro/Workshop pilot

Next date TBC
Time: 9.30am – 4pm


£85 per delegate



£150 per delegate (including a light lunch)

Meet the trainers

Pip Smith,
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pip graduated at the Tavistock Clinic and worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the sphere of child & adolescent mental health. Her area of special interest is the impact of Attachment on brain development and behaviour. She currently works privately for Surrey County Council and Jigsaw South East as a trainer and supervisor.

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Simply download and complete a booking form and send with payment to the address shown on the form.

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.

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