Training & Consultancy

 

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

The Loss Foundation is here to help!

 

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.

 

All of the content is developed by Clinical Psychologists who specialise in bereavement support and involves sharing evidence-based psychological models of grief. 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!

 

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

How the The Loss Foundation can help

We offers 4 different content options depending on your training needs.

 

1. Live webinars are scheduled regularly on a variety of bereavement-related subjects and include a Q&A with The Loss Foundation’s director and founder Dr Erin Thompson who also designed all contents in a her capacity as a qualified clinical psychologist.

2. Interactive workshops provide a in-depth experience and safe space to discuss confidential cases you may have and include practical case studies. These events are also designed and led by Dr Erin Thompson.

3. CPD recordings. This option allows you the flexibility to access The Loss Foundation’s expert knowledge in small recorded sessions units whenever you schedule permits. Certificates are sent on request.

4. Seminars are tailored to the need of your organization be it a charity, a small business or a corporation, drawing on the expertise of The Loss Foundation in the field of bereavement.

 1. Live webinars

How to run and manage a support group

  • Learn the differences between peer and therapeutic support groups
  • Learn how to prepare for running a support group, practically and emotionally
  • Learn how to introduce and open group sessions
  • Learn the responsibilities of the facilitator role
  • Learn how to respond to difficult group situations and dynamics
  • Learn how to bring a support group to a close
  • Learn about post-group supervision and debriefing
  • Applies to both online and in-person support groups

 

  • Audience: mental health practitioners
  • Online
  • Q&A with Dr Erin Thompson
  • 2 hrs
  • £59 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)

Buy your ticket here.

 

Covid19 loss support

  • 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

 

  • Audience: open to all (applicable for upskilling mental health practitioners)
  • Q&A with Dr Erin Thompson
  • 90 mins
  • £49 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)

Buy your ticket here.

2. Interactive workshops

Working therapeutically with grief (online)

  • 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

 

  • Audience: mental health practitioners
  • Online
  • A recording cannot be provided for this workshop due to the confidential nature of cases discussed in the interactive sections.
  • Full day workshop from 10am to 3pm
  • 25 attendees maximum
  • CPD-certified
  • £99 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)
Buy your ticket here.

3. CPD recordings

Models of grief

  • 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

 

  • Audience: open to all (applicable for upskilling mental health practitioners)
  • 90 mins
  • £35 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)

Buy your recording here . If you’d like to attend a live session with a Q&A, watch this space for the next scheduled session or contact us at info@thelossfoundation.org.

 

Covid19 loss support

  • 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

 

  • Audience: open to all (applicable for upskilling mental health practitioners)
  • 60 mins
  • £35 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)
Check this space. Will be soon be available.

 

How to run and manage a support group

  • Learn the differences between peer and therapeutic support groups
  • Learn how to prepare for running a support group, practically and emotionally
  • Learn how to introduce and open group sessions
  • Learn the responsibilities of the facilitator role
  • Learn how to respond to difficult group situations and dynamics
  • Learn how to bring a support group to a close
  • Learn about post-group supervision and debriefing
  • Applies to both online and in-person support groups

 

  • Audience: mental health practitioners
  • 90 mins
  • £49 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)

Buy your recording here.

 

Coping with Isolation and Growing Resilience

  • 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

 

  • Audience: open to all (applicable for upskilling mental health practitioners)
  • Online
  • 60 mins
  • £39 pp (consult us for group bookings at info@thelossfoundation.org)

Check this space. Will be soon be available.

4. Tailored seminars

 

The Loss Foundation creates content relevant to the specific needs of your organization, be it a charity, a small business or a corporation, drawing on our expertise in the community in the field of bereavement.

As an example, we could offer sessions on Resilience for frontline staff, bereavement support at work to support colleagues with the loss of a colleague, a Covid19 support group for frontline staff or an on-demand 121 clinic either in your offices or online.

The sessions are 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.

Costs to be defined based on your requirements. Email us at info@thelossfoundation.org for further information.

 

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

04/12 December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
08/12 December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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