Schools and Professionals

On-line Professional Advice and Support
for those supporting bereaved children and their families
during the Coronavirus pandemic

Being isolated, away from family and friends during this crisis
is a challenging time for us all.
For those young people and families who are already grieving a loved one
or have experienced a death during this crisis,
our response as Professionals to help and support them
has never been so important
With this in mind, we are offering, 1 hour on-line support/advice sessions
with resources to include the following topics with a Q & A session at the end.

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If you would like to find out more or join a group,
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Mosaic offers telephone advice and training to professionals who may need to support a bereaved child or young person during their grief.

Click to open our Professionals Leaflet

**Please note that due to Coronavirus, all training courses due to take place before the end of 19/20 academic year have been cancelled / postponed. All delegates booked on to these courses should have received notification, however if you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. **

Telephone Advice and Support

Although it is an emotional time for children and young people who have been bereaved, it can also be a difficult experience for those who are supporting them in schools and other settings. We have counsellors based in the Mosaic office who are here to answer your queries and offer advice and support when you need it. As our referrals come from schools, we advise getting in touch with our counsellors to ensure that referrals are being made at an appropriate time. 

If you would like some advice about how best to support a bereaved child or young person, you can call our office on 01258 837 071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


'Not knowing what to say' is the most common statement we hear from those who support bereaved children and young people. Our courses aim to tackle this with a balance of theory and practical creative ways to enable you to offer support at an emotional time.

We offer two different types of training:

Individual training courses on a specific aspect of bereavement, all of which are listed below. These are day long courses open to anyone who works with children who feel they would be of benefit to them. Please note that we request delegates have attended our 'Introduction to Childhood Bereavement' or other similar training before attending our other courses.

Bespoke training courses where we will write and deliver training to cover your specific need. If, once you have looked at our training courses you feel this would be the better option, please call us to discuss this further.

Click here to view the training programme in full.

(Please note all dates are POSTPONED due to the pandemic - a new Training Programme will be released in due course - please contact us if you're interested in online training) 

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Phone: 01258 837 071


Monday 14th September 2020 - CANCELLED
Wednesday 14th October 2020 - CANCELLED
 Wednesday 30th September 2020 - CANCELLED
Monday 16th November 2020 - CANCELLED

Wednesday 10th June 2020 - CANCELLED
Wednesday 7th October 2020 - CANCELLED

Why should I have training?

Approximately 2,500 children in Dorset will suffer a bereavement of someone close to them every year. Often children will not know who to turn to during this difficult time and can feel very isolated from their peers. Our training courses will help you to feel more confident talking to a bereaved child which will be incredibly valuable to the child and their family. 

Between September 2018 - June 2019 we had 300 delegates through our training programmes with 75% of these rating our training as 'Excellent'. The remaining 25% rated our training as 'Very Good' and 'Good'.

Infant and Primary School Assemblies 
In addition to our training we also run a FREE and interactive 15 minute 'Introduction to Grief' session. To find out more click here.

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