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Helping Children with Loss

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The Helping Children with Loss Programme

 totally changes how

we support young

people, who have experienced any form

of loss.

It shifts support, from

Discovery to Recovery! " 

Brian Phelps


The cause of loss is intellectual.

but the response to loss is emotional.

Yet, most therapeutic support is intellectual,

focussing on discovery, which increases a

young persons understanding of a loss

but does very little to help a

young persons recovery of a loss.  

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Loss is cumulative.

Therefore if it's is not dealt with, it can get worse. Losses that are not acknowledged

 can stay with a child for many years


the impact on them can stop them leading fulfilled and free from grief lives. 

Children can suffer a multitude of

significant losses and adults don't

always know what to do. 

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How can we help?

The Helping Children with Loss Programme

uses the principles of the evidence-based

Grief Recovery Method

but adapts them for use with children

of all ages and ability level.  

This programme teaches you how to

 communicate with children and young

people about losses they have experienced

and those they might yet face.

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Who is this programme for?

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The Helping Children with Loss Programme is an evidenced based approach for any School Professionals, that work alongside or support a young person within a School setting.

What you will learn

  • Help you to identify symptoms and behaviours caused by grief and loss

  • Increase your confidence in talking about difficult and painful feelings with children

  • Give a structure for talking to a child who has experienced loss

  • Know what to say to parent/carers and relatives who are also grieving

  • How to give children the skills to deal with the feelings caused by loss.

Frequently Asked Questions.


Q. How is the Program delivered?

A. The Programme can be delivered both face to face or online/remotely. 

Q. How long is the Programme/training?

A. The Programme is run over four separate sessions, over a four week period, and each session runs for a maximum of 2 hours.

Q. Is the training one-to-one or in a group.

A. Either, we try to be as flexible as we can, as we know time can be limited in an Educational setting.

Q. Do I have to attend every session?

A. Yes, the training is structured and delivered  in a way that you must attend each session

Q. Is there Homework.

A. Yes, there is between 60-90 minutes of work between each session. There is some reading and exercises that have to be worked through.

Q. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

A. Yes, the training counts as 18 hours Continued Professional Development.


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