Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and STARS are presenting a day about how to support children and young people who are affected by loss and bereavement. This will include a brief overview of theories, and models/formulations of responses to loss and bereavement. Covering psychoeducation, developmental aspects, psychological aspects of grief and how they compare between children and adults. We plan to use case studies/video clips and a creative activity to explore the subject.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity provides palliative care to adult patients and their families. STARS are a local charity offering bereavement support services for children, young people and their families living in Cambridgeshire.

This Study Day is aimed at:

Teachers, teaching assistants, family support workers, nurses or healthcare professionals who are working with young people affected by loss or bereavement.

A half day workshop for staff whose work brings them into contact with young people affected by loss or bereavement.

This Study Day will cover:

  • Young people‚Äôs understanding of, and responses to, loss and bereavement
  • An introduction to psychological theories of loss and grief and how they can be applied to young people
  • What adults can do to help young people affected by loss and bereavement
  • How to support staff working in this area
  • Information about resources available to help

These sessions are not suitable for anyone who is facing or who has experienced bereavement in the last 12 months.