"I am the Area Manager for several of the Registered Care Homes that Judy gave workshops to, in Caring for People with Dementia and Grief and Bereavement. I have received very positive feed back from the participants that the training was informative, interesting and relevant. Given the diversity of our employees and under equal opportunities, full consideration was given to those for whom English is not a first language. Handouts were prepared and distributed for staff to use as a point of reference at a later date.

Judy was responsive and empathetic when we needed immediate support for staff following the sudden demise of a service user and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a trainer."

Ayesha Trott
Area Manager for The Regard Partnership

Bereavement & Loss

Judy is frequently requested to give her Bereavement and Loss workshops at short notice when there has been bereavement in a Home. Many carers and residents have found this workshop particularly helpful.

Some of the topics that Judy covers are:

  • Differences in Grief, Bereavement and Mourning
  • Identifying different losses
  • In depth understanding of the stages of grief
  • What makes bereavement more difficult?
  • Cultural differences in bereavement
  • Appropriate memorials
  • Supporting grieving service users and carers
  • Effective listening skills
  • How to communicate with grieving families
  • What to say and what not to say

Judy is an Accredited Bereavement Counsellor with Cruse the National Bereavement Charity and is the co author of The Essential Guide to Bereavement - Beyond Tomorrow Jessica Kingsley due to be published June 2013