Understanding and Managing Grief and Loss Workshop

21 Oct, 2019
09:30 - 15:30
A place on this course costs £80. Lunch is provided
King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care

How to book

If you require an invoice, please email finance@jerseyhospicecare.com.

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This session is delivered by Mary Le Hegarat MBACP BACP, Registered and Accredited Counsellor and a member of the Association of Bereavement Service Coordinators and Vicki Luce, trainee Community Bereavement Counsellor.

About the facilitators

Mary trained as a Counsellor with Highlands College Jersey and was awarded her Advanced Diploma in Counselling in 2011. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy granted Mary the status of Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2017.

In 2010, when Mary was studying for her Advanced Counselling Diploma at Highlands College Jersey, she commenced a student placement with the Community Bereavement Service, here at Jersey Hospice Care. On completion of this placement in 2010, she continued to be a volunteer, committed to supporting this invaluable service for the community of Jersey.  Also completed in 2010, specific training with Winston’s Wish in supporting bereaved families, children and young people.  Mary has been supporting bereaved children, young persons and adult clients for the service, using a person centred approach.

Since 2015, Mary was appointed the post of full-time bereavement counsellor to support adults, young people and children and their families for the Bereavement Service.  As well providing support for those coming to terms with a life limiting illness. Providing 1-1 and facilitating group support. Part of her role has been supporting and facilitating training for Jersey Hospice Care around grief and loss, as well as, recognising the importance of looking after your own emotional well-being.

Vicki is currently studying for her Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a Trainee Counsellor with the Bereavement Service at Jersey Hospice Care.

Since taking up this post with Jersey Hospice Care in 2017, Vicki has been supporting bereaved children, young people and adults. She also works within the new Children and Young People’s team providing Emotional and Bereavement support to children and young people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families.

Vicki has 15 years’ experience in Youth Work, where she also worked as the Training Officer developing and delivering various training courses. In 2018, Vicki has attended bereavement training with Winston’s Wish in the UK and works alongside Mary to help deliver the Understanding and Managing Grief and Loss workshop.


Topics will include:

  • Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with those managing loss
  • Develop your confidence talking about difficult and sensitive topics
  • Understanding loss and the factors affecting the grieving process
  • Relate theories of loss to our own and others’ experiences
  • Appreciate the importance of self-awareness in supporting others and understanding the boundaries of your role and when and how to empathetically signpost individuals for further support
  • Recognise the importance of looking after own emotional well-being and identify ways of supporting ourselves
  • Ask questions and share your experiences

Who should attend?

  • Those working in bereavement services
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Social workers
  • Mental health workers
  • Hospice staff
  • Educational professionals

Course details

We all come into contact with bereaved people during the course of our working lives – be it clients, customers or colleagues – and even the most confident person can find it hard to know what to say.

Our Understanding and Managing Grief and Loss Workshops are designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. These are helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients, patients and customers after someone close to them has died.

These training days are interactive and informative and provide an opportunity to have your questions about this taboo subject answered.

Cancellation policy

Payment is required to secure the course.

If you cancel the booking within 30 days of the course start date you will still be charged. We do accept replacement delegates up until the last minute or you could arrange to transfer your place onto a later course.

If Jersey Hospice Care has to cancel the course either due to not reaching minimum capacity for the course or due to an unavoidable event such as trainer sickness or adverse weather conditions, we will get in touch to offer an alternative future course date or to offer a refund.

Please note that we don’t charge GST. If you require an invoice, please email finance@jerseyhospicecare.com.