Communicating with families when children have a life-limiting condition and complex needs

October 4, 2018 10:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gain a deeper understanding of families’ needs and the difficulties they may face from diagnosis onwards. This training supports Department of Health and Together for Short Lives guidelines.

Learning outcomes

  • gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by families from the point of diagnosis
  • recognise when and how loss is experienced by families where there is a child or young person with  complex health needs/disabilities
  • identify how to support families anticipating and experiencing loss
  • ability to manage challenging conversations
  • explore and develop a self awareness of the challenges of the work and the importance of care of self
  • find out more about Child Bereavement UK and other resources.

Who should attend?

Suitable for professionals based in the community or in a hospital setting.


Unum Offices
Milton Court


£90. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch. We would like to thank Unum for kindly providing the venue for this training day.

Book your place

Please book your place online, or if you wish to pay on invoice, please complete and return our course booking form.

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Generally speaking, our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.

For further information please email the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.

I feel better equipped for handling difficult conversations – both with adults, and with children.” Course delegate

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