Basic Bereavement Skills Training

Our Basic Bereavement Skills training is available to a wide range of groups and individuals working with bereaved people in general settings such as health and social care, housing support, adult care, volunteer bereavement workers, faith and community groups.


In partnership with Leeds City Council we offer sessions for free to voluntary and community groups in Leeds and Leeds City Council staff. The following sessions will run at Enterprise House, 12 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2LE from 1pm to 4pm. Please arrive at 12.45 for registration, as courses will start on time.


  • Wednesday 27 March 2019
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019
  • Thursday 12 September 2019
  • Thursday 12 December 2019


  • Tuesday 17 March 2020

Course overview

This three hour session introduces you to some of the basic theories about the grieving process and coming to terms with loss. It provides an opportunity for you to explore these ideas and develop your skills and awareness in a small group. The course includes:

  • An introduction to bereavement and loss
  • Theory overview
  • Listening skills and personal losses exercise
  • Short loss exercise with follow up discussion
  • Small group exercise using a case history.

Comments from recent course attendees include:

I liked learning more about the theories of bereavement and enjoyed the activities, such as active listening and the case study. I think the training was very interesting and useful.”
This training I would highly recommend for any individual.”

More information

For more information download a copy of the People Development Training Calendar (.pdf). To book your place on the course email or call 0113 378 5274. For more information on the training we offer visit our training section.

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