Young people are particularly susceptible to the trials of bereavement when a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or beloved long-time pet dies. These can include strong feelings of social isolation, which occur when they believe they have no one to talk to about their pain and sadness. Some issues that can arise are:
• Alcoholism or drug abuse
• Anger issues
• Low self-esteem from being bullied
• Disengagement from education
Learning to talk about death in healthy ways to a bereaved young person and within their peer groups can make a positive difference, reduce feelings of social isolation and diminish the subsequent problems that can arise.
The NHS Shropshire CCG Young Health Champions and the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner of West Mercia have given support to CEDAR Education to develop our innovative Life Lessons programme for young people and educators, which include our death education learning packs for secondary schools.
We often have subsidised programmes for young people and those working in secondary education. These workshops can be found here. Our most popular workshops include:
Part 1: How to talk about death in healthy ways
Part 2: Understanding Grief
We are also happy to come and give a talk at your school assembly or create a customised programme to suit the training needs of your staff and students. Please contact us or call us on: 07143 387330. We are happy to return your call and speak with you about our workshops.