£85 – £100

Working with Bereaved Children

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Showroom 5

Showroom Cinema

15 Paternoster Row

Sheffield

S1 2BX

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‘Bereavement increases children’s risk of a range of mental health difficulties both in childhood and later adulthood’ (Penny and Stubbs 2015)

This one day workshop will discuss the impact of a significant bereavement on a child’s emotional well being both in the short and long term. Through the use of experiential exercises and discussion participants will gain some insight into children’s understandings of death. Participants will engage in activities aimed at helping children to ‘work through’ their thoughts and feelings.

Bereavement touches us all, this is an emotionally challenging workshop. I aim to create a supportive learning environment, but it may not be appropriate for recently bereaved individuals.


Julia Twigg, MA, Diploma in Counselling

My original profession was as a Children’s nurse: I worked for a time in a Children’s unit supporting children with psychological as well as physical health problems. Many of the children and young people had both physical and mental health problems linked to chronic or serious health conditions. I have always been interested in the psychological well-being of children, recognising that a holistic approach to their well being plus an awareness of a child’s perspective and understanding of the world is essential to enhance the way we communicate and offer support to a child who is suffering emotional pain.

I worked as a Senior lecturer in Children’s Nursing for over 20 years. I trained as counsellor in 1997 and have worked as a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer working with Children and Young people for more than 11 years. I am an accredited Cruse trainer and deliver the specialist CYP training module for the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

I am currently Co-Chair of Cruse Bereavement Care, Yorkshire and Humber Region, and Regional elected member of Cruse council for Yorkshire and Humber.


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Showroom 5

Showroom Cinema

15 Paternoster Row

Sheffield

S1 2BX

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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