Understanding grief is a core competence for all those working in health professions. To this end, the Irish Hospice Foundation offers bereavement education and training at multiple levels. Training ranges from introductory e-learning (for all), to workshops on specific topics for people whose work or volunteering brings them into regular contact with bereaved people.
In addition, postgraduate courses, such as the MSc in Bereavement Studies, and professional therapy, including complicated grief training, are available for the few who develop a more specialist interest in planning or providing bereavement support.
Bereavement training is central to The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Bereavement Programme. We strive to provide accessible, high quality training for professionals, volunteers and others with an interest in learning more about bereavement. This year’s workshops focus on a range of topics associated with bereavement, including children and adolescents, suicide and addiction. This series of introductory […] Read more >
Bereavement Education Courses We currently offer two part time postgraduate courses in Bereavement and Loss. Our courses are delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and aimed at professionals whose work brings […] Read more >
Bereavement Support eLearning We currently offer two eLearning courses aimed at professionals and volunteers supporting people facing bereavement. 1. Lost For Words – Words For Loss This course provides an introduction to the grieving process and how to support someone who is bereaved. The course is 60 minutes long and has three modules. Module 1 – Understanding […] Read more >
Bereavement Consultancy & Support The Irish Hospice Foundation provides consultancy and training to staff and organisations on how to respond effectively to situations of loss and grief in the workplace. These situations include: Death of a staff member (e.g through cancer, accident, suicide) Terminal illness of a staff member Death of a relative or close friend of […] Read more >