Can you support People with a Learning Disability through Loss and Bereavement?


Book now! Supporting People with a Learning Disability through Loss and Bereavement - Bristol, 23 April

We are pleased to be working with David O’Driscoll, a psychotherapist working in a specialist loss and bereavement service, who will be faciliating this session.

The concepts of loss and bereavement and how they affect people with learning disabilities can be anxiety-provoking subjects for support staff. There is good evidence that people with a learning disability are particularly vulnerable to its effects. We are therefore pleased to be offering a new one-day course to give staff more confidence to identify grief and unresolved loss, and the opportunity to discuss practical solutions to support people who are grieving.

The one-day workshop will cover the following concepts and exercises:

  • Terminology discussion
  • Different losses in the lives of people with Learning Disabilities
  • Learning from personal experiences of loss
  • Models of understanding the process of grief
  • Complicated grief
  • The importance of funerals
  • Specific complications in grieving for people with Learning Disabilities
  • Practical solutions to support people through grief


Monday 23 April, Redbrick House, Bristol, 10am - 4.30pm


£80 (ARC Member) | £95 (Non-member)

Don’t miss out!

To book your places, please download this booking form and return it to us.

For more information, or to register your interest in a course near you, please get in touch: | 01246 555043