Loss and Bereavement


This interactive and engaging course tackles the tough subject of loss and bereavement. The course looks at different types of loss and how they effect people, including how adults, teenagers and children handle loss. You'll learn how to support the bereaving adult or child with practical tips and a thorough understanding of how to communicate with the bereaved. 


Duration: 1 hours

This course contains the following modules:

Module name Type Duration
Grieving Online 00:20:00
Supporting the Bereaved Online 00:30:00


This course is suitable for anyone coming into contact with adults or children, who need to know more about the types of loss and how to offer support. This could include:

  • Care home staff
  • Teachers and parents
  • General public
  • Health visitors
  • General workforce such as office staff, managers


In this course you will learn about:

  • Coping with suicide
  • Coping with sudden death
  • Terminal illnesses
  • Child bereavement
  • The death of a child
  • Disenfranchised grief
  • The stages of grief
  • Different reactions to loss
  • Offering physical help
  • Emotional help
  • Parents who lose children
  • Supporting children in grief
  • The different ways children of all ages cope
  • How to communicate death to a child
  • Offering different types of help for different losses
  • Grieving at work
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Registering a death
  • Death certificates
  • Know who to inform


Here are some topics covered in this course:

Coping with suicide; Coping with sudden death; Terminal illnesses; Child bereavement; The death of a child; Disenfranchised grief; The stages of grief; Different reactions to loss; Offering physical help; Emotional help; Parents who lose children; Supporting children in grief; The different ways children of all ages cope; How to communicate death to a child; Offering different types of help for different losses; Grieving at work; Listening and communication skills; Registering a death; Death certificates; Know who to inform

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This course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.