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Increase your understanding of childhood grief

Posted onPosted on 2nd Apr

The Children’s Bereavement Centre (CBC) in Mansfield, which provides free specialist support for children and their families affected by the death or terminal-illness of someone important to them,  is running free training.

It aims to help parents and carers learn helpful suggestions/practical ideas to better support children when someone important to them has died.

The charity helps improve a child’s mental health through helping them to understand the feelings and anxieties created by the trauma of losing a loved one, to help them achieve their potential, and make better life choices.

Chief executive Kate Baxter said the charity wants to help adults feel more confident to support children in their grief,

“ We understand how difficult it is to support a grieving child or young person,” she added. “Many parents and carers have said to us that they would like to increase their understanding so they can feel confident in knowing what to do and say, as well as learning how they can look after themselves to provide the support and guidance needed at home.  As the local bereavement experts, we have therefore developed some free training, to complement the other free services with offer to local families who have been bereaved.“

The first training session is designed for parents and carers and is an introduction to childhood bereavement and grief. It will take place at the Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Mansfield, from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday, 13th April. This service is currently free of charge and places are limited. Booking is required online at

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