in the Workplace

Empowering individuals and organisations to deal with life's greatest challenge


for Young People

If life's a school, loss is a major part of the curriculum. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


in Health & Social Care

Empowering individuals and organisations to deal with life's greatest challenge

Welcome to CEDAR

Community Education in Death Awareness & Resources (CEDAR) was created to help people understand, accept and respond to death appropriately within their families, workplaces, neighbourhoods and communities.

Whether or not you are bereaved, talking about death and loss to one another does not have to be difficult, uncomfortable or frightening. Once you learn how, it can be rewarding and fulfilling. CEDAR is here to help you do just that.

“Grief is like a deep lake-we want to teach
you how to swim before you fall in.”

– Judith Wester

We have classes for everyone from professional or parent/carer to Life Lessons for young people.

Based in Shropshire, we give talks at community events, deliver training to professionals, and develop death education programmes for schools.

Good grief is what occurs when people who are bereaved are given the right kind of support and comfort at a difficult time in their lives.

This section will guide you through some of the questions we are often asked about what death education is and who should take a class. You can even ask your own questions for a later day and come back to find the answer!

These evidence-based programmes have been proven to be effective and important to young people.
Find out more here.

Find out about our Youth Advisory Team and what they do.

CEDAR  Education
CEDAR  Education  is  dedicated  to  teaching everyone  how  to  understand,  accept  and  respond to  death,  dying  and  loss  in  healthy  and appropriate  ways  with  clients,  patients,  students, and  in  personal  relationships.

CEDAR Education is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service