No two people grieve in the same way. In this time where support for children and youth is increasingly important during a loss of loved ones, those who work or volunteer with them should feel confident and knowledgeable on how they can help.
The Diocese of London’s Children and Youth Support ran this online workshop to cover the key areas of supporting people through grief.
- Basic theory of loss and bereavement: understanding the terms and challenging our assumptions about how to grieve well
- Lockdown: the effects, what losses children and youth might experience and how this will effect the process
- The London Underground analogy: how the effects of grief/loss hit a person and affect their needs
- Things you can do to practically help
- Self-care and self-awareness when supporting others through grief
The session used additional breakout groups throughout to create a more comfortable environment for sharing from experience. These were not recorded but are noted so you can reflect for yourself.
JOIN THE FOLLOW-UP Q&A
Join our team and professional counsellor, Will Taylor, for a follow-up session where you’ll get the chance to ask the questions that have cropped up after the workshop we ran on 23 April. Register for the Q&A here.
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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
William Taylor is driven by his passion and purpose to support children and young people, especially through issues of loss. Having set up and successfully run LOSSuk, a charity mentoring young people for five years, Will went on to train as a counsellor, recognising that some of the issues the children and young people faced needed a higher level of support. More recently, Will now offers therapeutic, transformational coaching, supervision and training for those wanting to develop their understanding and clarity of themselves and the work they do.