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Bereavement & Loss 2020

9 July - 30 September 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Havens Hospices
Thundersley, Essex
Little Havens Children's Hospice, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 2LH

Bereavement: The Last Taboo

This is a highly experiential course in a safe and supportive environment. We take an in-depth look at the experience of bereavement and loss and how we might respond and care for the bereaved in different ways.

Over the five days the course aims to look at:

  • Self-awareness and loss
  • Theories of bereavement and loss
  • Listening and responding to loss
  • Grief and the extended family
  • Anticipatory grief


Sue Pullen is a bereavement counsellor and supervisor who has worked with the bereaved over many years, both at Havens Hospices and also in the community for Stibbards Funeral directors. She has run bereavement groups for adults and children as well as counselling and supporting bereaved individuals. Sue supervises professionals who care for families in the community.

Lauren Draycott brings a wealth of experience working as a counsellor and supervisor with over ten years experience of supporting the bereaved at Havens Hospices. In her role as counseling service lead she supervises a team of staff and volunteers.

“I really like the interactive nature of the day”

“Fantastic course, learning so much and it feels safe”

Dates for 2020:

9th July, 28th July, 20th August 7th September and 30th September 2020

Due to the structure of the course you must commit to attend all five days


Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 2LH


£300 for 5 days. This price includes hot lunches and morning/afternoon refreshments.


This course is not suitable for anyone who has been bereaved less than a year. If you have experienced bereavement within the last two years and wish to attend the course please contact Hannah using the details below.

If you wish to book a place on this course, please complete an application form and send to Hannah on

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