Training & Consultancy

 

In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, we are transforming  our services  to address our community’s needs today:

 

  • We have expanded the remit of our trainings to supporting Loss by Covid-19, drawing on our decade-long experience in supporting communities and companies experiencing Loss by Cancer.

 

  • We have expanded our online trainings to introduce mental health trainings for the wider community and for healthcare and social care frontline staff

The Loss Foundation is here to help!

 

Learning to talk about grief with our colleagues, friends and family is sadly all the more important in the current circumstances. At the Loss Foundation we are committed to changing the way society thinks about death and bereavement. We know how hard it can be to know the “right” thing to say when someone is bereaved. The fear of saying something “wrong” and upsetting the person often causes many of us to avoid the subject, or even the grieving person altogether.

 

Learning to better support and engage with people who are grieving at work will:

  • Maintain staff morale
  • Help create of sense of community
  • Help their return to productivity in the new normal
  • Make your staff members feel valued

 

We are offering expert guidance for individuals, companies, healthcare staff and mental health practitioners on how to handle delicate situations with the highest standard of care for use in the workplace, with patients or service users, and personally.

 

All of the content is developed by Clinical Psychologists who specialise in bereavement support and involves sharing evidence-based psychological models of grief so that you can better understand your employees’ experiences and difficulties.

 

All support is based on the feedback and needs evidenced by the wider public. We’ve been at the front line and we’re here to share what we’ve learned!

Bereavement support training

CPD CERTIFIED & ONLINE

People who do not receive adequate grief support are more likely to develop debilitating mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. Grief can be complex to approach as a therapist. At The Loss Foundation we offer tailored trainings facilitated by HCPC – registered clinical psychologists using an evidence-based approach rooted in our 10 years experience running cancer bereavement support groups in the community, as well as cutting edge approaches derived from our published research. We provide a clear and structured path to building resilience to grief and share our experience on how to run grief support groups.

 

We offer training options for:

  • Mental health practitioners
  • Healthcare and social care staff
  • Anyone interested in learning more about grief
  • Teams at work

 

Please browse below to find the right option for you. You can contact us at info@thelossfoundation.org if you have any questions or would like to schedule a training for your team.

 

For Mental Health Practitioners

1. Working therapeutically with grief

During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the psychological models of grief
  • Learn how to feel comfortable introducing and talking about death and loss
  • Explore the reasons why people may resist talking about grief and loss
  • Learn how to help them overcome their avoidance of grief
  • Explore a case study
  • Learn how to work with traumatic memories

Details:

  • Audience: mental health practitioners
  • Online
  • Full day workshop from 10am to 3pm
  • 25 attendees maximum
  • CPD-certified
  • £99 pp
Buy your ticket here for the next Working Therapeutically with Grief workshop on Tuesday, September 15th 2020 from 10am.

2. How to run and manage a support group

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • The differences between peer and therapeutic support groups
  • How to prepare for running a support group, practically and emotionally
  • How to introduce and open group sessions
  • The responsibilities of the facilitator role
  • How to respond to difficult group situations and dynamics
  • How to bring a support group to a close
  • About post-group supervision and debriefing

Details:

  • Audience: mental health practitioners
  • Online
  • 2 hrs workshop
  • £59 pp

Buy your ticket here for the next How to manage and run a support group workshop on Tuesday, October 6th 2020 from 2pm until 4pm.

3. Working therapeutically with grief (temporarily cancelled – registration of interest only)

During our full day workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the psychological models of grief
  • Learn how to feel comfortable introducing and talking about death and loss
  • Explore the reasons why people may resist talking about grief and loss
  • Learn how to help them overcome their avoidance of grief
  • Explore a case study
  • Working with traumatic memories
  • Learn about the specifics of cancer bereavement

Details:

  • Cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak
  • Audience: mental health practitioners
  • Full day workshop from 10am to 4pm
  • 16 attendees maximum
  • CPD-certified
  • Standard rate: £245 pp
  • Early Bird rate (4 weeks in advance): £225 pp
  • Concession rate: £155 pp

Register your interest here: https://bit.ly/3bsTv1k

See also training activity number 7 & 9 below which are also applicable for upskilling Mental Health practitioners.

For Healthcare and Social Care Staff

4. Resilience for frontline staff

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Bring awareness to your thoughts and emotions
  • Manage difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Connect as a team and build resilience remotely
  • Communicate your needs and get the best out of your colleagues
  • Recognize the difference between self-care versus self-compassion and how to practice both
  • Moral injury in the workplace: “I should’ve done something differently”
  • Build a mental health first aid toolkit

Details:

  • Audience: healthcare  and social care staff
  • Online
  • 2 hrs webinar
  • £59 pp

Register your interest here: https://bit.ly/3bsTv1k

5. Covid19 frontline staff support group

As part of this facilitated support group, you will:

  • Learn how best to communicate with service users’ families prior to and after a death
  • Learn how to protect yourself in the midst of these difficult conversations
  • Learn about mental health first aid
  • Be provided with a warm supportive space to express your experiences on the Covid19 frontline
  • Hear from others who are going through something similar and find out how they are coping

Details:

  • Audience: healthcare and social care staff
  • Online
  • 60 min
  • 16 attendees maximum
  • £39 pp

Register your interest here: https://bit.ly/3bsTv1k

Open to all

6. Isolation & Resilience

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Bring awareness to your thoughts and emotions
  • Manage difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Communicate your needs
  • Recognize the difference between self-care versus self-compassion and how to practice both
  • Learn strategies for finding joy and practising gratitude

Details:

  • Audience: open to all
  • Online
  • 90 mins workshop including a Q&A
  • £39 pp
Buy your ticket here for the next Isolation & Resilience webinar on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 from 2pm until 3.30pm.

7. Models of grief

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and describe to others the clinical models relevant to grief and its trajectory over time
  • Apply these models to different mental health problems following bereavement using case studies
  • Learn about the evidence base for grief models in practice

Details:

  • Audience: open to all (applicable for upskilling mental health practitioners)
  • Online
  • 90 mins webinar including Q&A
  • £39 pp

Buy your ticket here for the next Models of Grief  webinar on Tuesday, July 14th 2020 from 2pm until 3.30pm.

For Teams at Work

8. Bereavement support at work

During this training workshop, you will:

  • Learn skills to communicate effectively and sensitively with those that are grieving
  • Learn how to take care of yourself when working with bereaved individuals
  • Learn to better support and engage with people who are grieving at work
  • Help staff members feel valued and part of a team
  • Help their return to productivity
  • Help maintain staff morale and therefore help reduce absenteeism

Details:

  • Audience: Teams at work
  • Online
  • Half day workshop (3 hours)
  • 25 attendees maximum
  • £99 pp

Check this space. To be scheduled shortly!

9. Covid19 loss support

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Better support yourself, colleagues, teams (and your customers) during a time of crisis.
  • Look after yourself when life is turned upside down
  • Manage anxiety
  • Have difficult conversations
  • Respond to Covid19 specific scenarios such as being away from loved ones when they pass and being unable to host ‘normal’ funerals.
  • Offer initial bereavement support and where to signpost people for further help

Details:

  • Audience: Teams at work + applicable for upskilling Mental Health practitioners
  • Online
  • 90 min webinar including Q&A
  • £49 pp
Buy your ticket here for the Covid-19 Loss Support webinar on July 28th, 2020 at 2pm .

10. Covid19 loss support recorded webinar

During this recorded webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to respond to Covid19 specific scenarios such as being away from loved ones when they pass and being unable to host ‘normal’ funerals.
  • Learn how to have difficult conversations
  • Learn how to signpost information in your organization

Details:

  • Audience: Teams at work
  • Online
  • 60 mins
  • £29 pp
Check this space. Will be available end of July.

11. Tailored bereavement workshop designed for your team

  • Audience: Teams at work
  • Fully customised to your team’s needs. The workshop can include any of the modules available in any training listed here or specific items to be developed by our clinical psychologists on demand.
  • Cost to be defined based on your requirements

Register your interest here: https://bit.ly/3bsTv1k

 12. On-demand 1-2-1 support clinic

  • Audience: Teams at work
  • Speak to a Clinical Psychologist for a 1-2-1 support session
  • Schedule sessions for staff and team members
  • Make time for your staff members to be supported when somebody is terminally ill at work, or when the team has experienced a bereavement
  • Ensure that your team are getting the immediate support they need to prevent long-term difficulties arising
  • £150 / hour

Register your interest here: https://bit.ly/3bsTv1k

We are fully CPD-accredited!

We are pleased to announce that The Loss Foundation is now a full member of the CPD Certification service.

56 % of employees would consider leaving their job if their employer did not provide “appropriate support” in the event of a bereavement.*

 

Every four minutes someone in the UK dies from cancer. Taking all types of losses into account, 20% of people in the workplace are bereaved. So, every two in ten people you interact with at work today are grieving. Grief is normal human experience, but up to 25% of people grieving may experience prolonged and distressing symptoms that affect their productivity and require more support. Support goes beyond providing the legal requirements for compassionate leave.
*source: Comres

Effect of Bereavement in the Workplace

Research has consistently shown that lack of support in the workplace when grieving can have many negative effects for companies. Productivity can be lowered following a loss, with difficulties in concentration and judgment, stress, depression, lack of motivation and substance abuse.Lack of concern, compassion and support can have drastic effects for the employee, employers and wider organisation. This can include absenteeism, errors and even financial consequences.

Our charity’s work has shown that having a proactive approach to managing grief in the workplace benefits the bereaved employees, those managing them and others in the team.

Quotes from companies

“The information regarding differing responses for differing states of grief and how everyone grieves in an individual way was extremely useful.”

“The most helpful part of the workshop was learning the immediate things to consider when speaking with an employee who has had a bereavement.”

“Erin and Kirsten were brilliant presenters!”

“I really enjoyed the workshop and it would be useful for manager level employees.”

Next Events

09/07 July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
14/07 July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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