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Lost for Words: Level 1 Bereavement Support Training

Lost for Words: Level 1 Bereavement Support Training


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Lost for Words was developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation as a response to identified deficits in bereavement services. Work began on the resource in January 2010. Lost for Words is offering „Level 1‟ bereavement support, which means that the training is geared for the general public. At this level, people can offer the bereaved accurate information, practical help and social support – most, or 66%, of bereaved people need support at this level.

The online training course includes case studies dealing with suicide, terminal illness and the death of a child. It offers guidelines on the appropriate support to offer a bereaved person in these situations. It also provides valuable tips on what to say and what not to say to a bereaved person. With inputs from bereavement experts and featuring Miriam O‟Callaghan herself, the video-based course allows participants to learn about best practice bereavement support in the comfort of their home or workplace.

The course is 60 minutes long and has three modules:

  • Module 1 – Understanding the grieving process
  • Module 2 – How to support someone who is bereaved
  • Module 3 – Special grief scenearios including Suicide, Death of a child and Terminal illness.

It is estimated that 300,000 people are directly affected by bereavement each year in Ireland. Approximately one in 10 of the working population is directly affected by a death annually, while one in 25 workers is caring for a seriously ill relative.

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