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Bereavement Training and Education

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.

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2021 Workshops on Loss and Bereavement

This is a series of introductory workshops on a range of topics covering loss and bereavement. Target Audience The workshops are targeted at professionals and volunteers who may wish to learn more about loss and bereavement and for those working with people who have experienced a major loss. Overview of Loss and Bereavement, 28 January […] Read more >

Postgraduate Courses

We currently offer two part time postgraduate courses in Bereavement and Loss. MSc Loss & Bereavement and MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling) Applications for the December 2020 intake close on Nov 23rd 2020 Professional Certificate in Children & Loss Our courses are delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and aimed at […] Read more >

ELearning Courses

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 >

Grief at work

Bereavement Consultancy, Support and Training The Irish Hospice Foundation Grief at Work Programme involves research, support, training and consultancy to staff and organisations on how to provide effective support to employees who are experiencing loss and grief. These loss situations include: Death of a staff member (e.g through cancer, accident, suicide) Terminal illness of a […] Read more >

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