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Managing and Understand Grief and Loss Workshop

Date of Event: 14 Dec 2022

About this event


This session is delivered by Mary Le Hegarat (MBACP) – Registered and Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor and a member of the Association of Bereavement Service Coordinators (ABSCO)

We all encounter people who have been bereaved, during 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 workshops are designed for anyone in a professional role, who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients, patients, and customers after someone close to them has died.

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

Who should attend?

• Those working in bereavement services

• Health and social care professionals

• Social workers

• Hospice staff

• Teachers/Educational professionals

Information about the trainer

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 accreditation status in 2017. Mary attended training as a clinical supervisor with Terapia in London, and was awarded a Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision in 2019.

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. She 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 a full-time counsellor to support adults, young people and children and their families for the Bereavement Service. As well providing support and counselling for hospice patients and their families in coming to terms with a life limiting illness. Providing counselling on a 1-1, couples, families and facilitating a bereavement support group.

Part of her role has been supporting and facilitating training for professionals in managing grief and loss, as well as, recognising the importance of looking after your own emotional well-being.

Lunch will be provided

Please come to the JHC reception on arrival for venue details


Wednesday December 14th 2022