Making Space for Grief

Supporting children through bereavement and loss during and after the pandemic. This two-hour webinar will help you to support the children and young people who have experienced loss during the pandemic.

Key Information

Upcoming Scheduled Dates

Course Information

Use the sections below to find out more about this course


Course overview

Are you prepared for supporting children and young people who have experienced loss as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? Do you have a good understanding of the emotional journey involved in loss? Could you recognise the signs that a child or young person was struggling with this journey? Do you feel confident you could support children and young people effectively through this process?

During the coronavirus pandemic, many children and young people will develop a heightened awareness of loss and bereavement and some will experience it first-hand. For children, these close encounters with loss and bereavement can be particularly stressful and manifest in concerning behaviours, such as angry outbursts or withdrawal from social contact.

In this two-hour webinar, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the complex emotions evoked by a significant bereavement or loss and explore helpful ways to respond. In particular, you will be introduced to a range of new practical strategies, activities and resources, grounded in recent research, that will enhance your work as a licensed practitioner. The work of supporting children and young people through bereavement and loss can be particularly demanding on an emotional level. In light of this, we also pay special attention to the resources and support that you already have available to you to sustain you through this work.

Suitable for

This CPD webinar is ideal for all Thrive Licensed Practitioners preparing to support children and young people who experienced loss during the pandemic.

This two-hour webinar is worth 5 CPD points.

For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Please note prices are for courses running from 1 September 2022. 


Course content

This two-hour webinar will give you:

  • a deeper insight into what happens for children and young people who are going through experiences of loss
  • a variety of new approaches to supporting children and young people through these stressful experiences
  • a selection of new activities, resources and techniques to draw on in your one-to-one work
  • a greater awareness of your own needs and resources.

Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Then please follow this link and send us your question, and we will do our best to help as soon as possible.

Ask a question

 Contact us to discuss how the Thrive Approach can help you