Education and Training



Education and continuous professional development are essential to ensure continued good practice and high quality support to bereaved children.  Those providing support must have the competencies to address the needs of bereaved children at the level and complexity of those needs.

Find out more about courses specifically related to bereavement and loss below:

Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin 

The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a variety of training options from post graduate to one day workshops on specific bereavement related issues and E Learning courses.

Professional Certificate in Children and Loss 

Bereavement Training Workshops 

E Learning Courses 

Milford Care Centre, Limerick

Milford Care Centre offers a wide variety of education programmes related to bereavement support, in addition to courses related to self-care for those providing support.

Upcoming Courses 2016 click here 

Dzogchen Beara, Cork

The Spiritual Care Education Programme is designed for professionals working in health and social care settings supporting individuals and their families facing serious illness, death or bereavement. Particularly focusing on the value of compassion, meditation and mindfulness practice, the centre in Dzogchen Beara hosts courses and seminars. Visit the Events Calendar for a full listing.

Palliative and Bereavement Courses Database

The Irish Association for Palliative Care, Irish Hospice Foundation and the All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care has developed a searchable database which lets you find out about courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced level available in Ireland, North & South.  Search the Database to find out if there is a course that suits you.



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