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“I had an 8 year old in my class whose mum had died. I was worried I would say the wrong thing.  FiG gave me the confidence to know what to say as well as some ideas about how I could help her. Thank you FiG.”  Teacher

We understand that sometimes you can feel a bit out of your depth when a child has experienced the death of someone close to them. What do you say? How can you help them?  We offer bereavement training to teaching staff and other professionals who are in contact with bereaved children and young people.

Our support for professionals includes:

  • Training (bereavement support, delivering bad news) for trainee teachers, TAs, GPs, nurses and newly qualified Police Officers.
  • Education sessions for local GP and paediatric teams, child’s home support workers and school staff.
  • A ‘Bereavement Champion’ programme for local schools to ensure that there is at least one member of staff in each setting trained to provide bereavement support.
  • Direct work alongside pastoral teams in schools to support families following bereavement, particularly in the event of a traumatic/unexpected death of a member of the school community.
  • Accredited training: Families in Grief is now an approved delivery centre for NOCN qualifications. We are able to provide bespoke accredited half-day training for staff to equip them with the required skills and strategies to deal with bereavement in their specific professional setting. Fees available upon request.  Do get in touch if you would like to know more and we will be pleased to talk through your requirements.

You can find out more below about both our Bereavement Champion programme for schools and colleges, as well as the training we deliver for other professionals.

New Bereavement Champions with certificates

School Bereavement Champions

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Bereavement training at Petroc College

Other professional training

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