“Thank you for giving us the space to think about families in our community who may have faced, or have been facing loss. We feel more equipped now to be able to offer support.”
Our training courses are mostly designed to provide an appropriate level of training for associated practitioners working in: school, hospital, hospice, social services. These courses are also accessible by people from all walks of life who wish to learn more about these subjects.
Where they are specifically for trained or trainee counsellors this will be noted. We can also create a training course to the specific needs of any organisation: Please contact us for details and references of earlier training provided
Supporting Families Facing Loss: A foundation course for people working with families facing losses associated with children’s illness/disability
2 day course
This introductory workshop is aimed at people who are, or who wish to work with families facing loss, predominantly through a child’s chronic illness/disability.
The course will provide a facilitated reflection on the issues affecting families facing loss, including different types of loss and their impacts on each family member, the changed shape of the family and family communication.
This course will identify the range of needs of the family and how this can be provided, wherever the person is being cared for. This may be at home, hospital, hospice or care home.
Supporting children facing loss: an insight into the support skills needed to support children (to age 11) who face loss through disability, illness or death
1 day course
Exploring childhood – our own and the client’s. Childhood losses explored (loss in its broadest context but also specifically through disability, illness or death).
The child in the context of family. Skills in supporting children: The Maypole Project model. Looking after ourselves in providing support to children.
Supporting young people facing loss: an insight into the support skills needed to support young people (11 to 21) who face loss through disability, illness or death
1 day course
Exploring adolescence – our own and the client’s.
Losses explored (loss in its broadest context but also specifically through disability, illness or death). The young person in the context of family. Skills in supporting young people: The Maypole Project model.
Looking after ourselves in providing support.
1 day course
Exploring the reasons for running groups, the type and format for groups and the attributes of positive group facilitation. Through exercises, discussion and teaching the process of groups from the start through to the end will be explored, including; relationships, group dynamics.
There is no expectation of prior knowledge in this subject and is accessible to people currently running, or wishing to run support groups
Introductory training to activities at The Maypole Project
2 hour training
Introduction to The Maypole Project and working with children in activities at The Maypole Project mandatory for all of those working in Activities at The Maypole Project: Create, Maypole Active, Respite and Activity Days and Outings.
This course may also be helpful to anyone wishing to support children through activities in other settings.