Our training programme for primary schools offering advice and guidance on how to support children when a loved one dies.

All children respond to, and understand death, in their own unique way.

Our training aims to help teachers and school support staff to better understand how 5 to 11 year olds comprehend death, how to recognise common reactions to a bereavement, and how to support children when a loved one dies.

This was one of the best courses we have ever had. It’s given me much more confidence in being able to support a child or family who are grieving. It was well-presented, informative and enlightening.

Training Topics include:

  • Overview of grief models
  • Understanding of death for 5–11-year-olds
  • Developmental reactions to death and bereavement
  • Understanding what helps bereaved children
  • Empathic listening and appropriate language to use
  • Activities to do in school that help

There is a charge for this training which allows us to offer our hospice services free of charge to our counselling clients and patients.

The training really gave us confidence and guided us in how to tackle these difficult situations. 

The Treetops staff were really knowledgeable and made talking about a difficult subject easier to cope with. 

The session was interactive and felt personal and we’d recommend this training to any other school.

Elaine Allcoat, The Lanes School

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