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Support for Professionals

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Training course

Caring for Bereaved Families

If you are in contact with bereaved families but do not feel equipped with sufficient training in order to offer support, then we can help. We know how important it is that those caring for others set the right boundaries when it comes to offering support, but it is also important that those who wish to care for bereaved families know how to do so correctly.

There are numerous charities and groups that can provide great information. The Bereavement Care Network (amongst others) is a free online resource for professionals who want to provide bereavement care.

Fully Funded Training

Following the continued success of our training courses delivered by Bereavement Training International, The Lily Mae Foundation are delighted to announce that we can provide fully funded training sessions for local healthcare professionals.

To find out more, download our Baby Loss Workplace Training Information document here:

Who is it for?

Suitable for all professionals providing care for parents following a pregnancy loss and when a baby dies, including midwives and student midwives, neonatal teams, sonographers, obstetricians and gynaecology staff.

Course Feedback 

100% of respondents said the training had increased their confidence to work with bereaved parents.

100% of respondents said they would recommend this training to their colleagues

Subjects Covered Include

  • How to communicate sensitively

  • Learning from parent’s lived experience

  • Update on UK baby loss statistics, protocols and guidelines

  • Self-care and Well-being: How we take care of ourselves

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Comments from Participants

"Learning that emotion is OK to show, and that not knowing exact right words isn’t a failure but that they will likely come if you allow silence and just listen."

"It was incredibly informative. the advice to just listen and be with families was great. i feel more confident in being able to care appropriately for families experiencing bereavement."

"The multi disciplinary workshops were very interesting and raised issues that were not always at the forefront of my current practice."

"Something that I hadn’t previously fully appreciated was that the baby’s birth was just that “a birthday “ and cause for celebration as well as for sorrow. Very comprehensive and useful additional reading list."

If you are interested in this training, or need access to other resources, please contact us. 

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