The Training Centre
By Aspire
June 27 2023


Phillippa Butterworth

Date(s) - 27/06/2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



At some point in child’s life they will experience a bereavement. School is of vital importance to young people who are bereaved as it provides a safe, familiar environment with predictable routines, and we know that students who are helped to manage their grief effectively in school are able to recover more quickly.

We have teamed up with Peace Hospice Care, soon to become Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, to offer this workshop to all school staff.  Their aim is to give those who work with children the knowledge, strategies and confidence to support bereaved students within school in the most successful way possible.


The workshop will cover the following areas

  • Describing how children’s understanding of death changes with age
  • Recognising some of the ways that bereaved children might behave
  • Identifying ways of supporting children who have been bereaved


Aims of the training 

  • To empower attendees to have the confidence to support others in their community
  • To feel more confident talking about death, dying, grief and loss


About the facilitator

Liz Maykels is a retired primary school head teacher with 25 years of experience in education.  Following her retirement, she has worked as a volunteer at the Peace Hospice, supporting her special interest in bereavement. Liz has been a bereavement councillor for many years. Within her Masters work she specialised in the area of bereaved children and how schools can support them.  She has produced this workshop and is keen to deliver future workshops to all schools going forward.


Contact details

Please click here for more information regarding the services Peace Hospice Care provide and how you can support your local Hospice.
Tel: 01923 3303330

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023
Venue: Broadfield Academy, Windmill Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4BX
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Donation: Peace Hospice Care provide all their services and support for free. We only ask that a donation to the cost of this training is made via this Just Giving page