Life Lessons

Huge Thank You to Midcounties Co-operative

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund for the wonderful support they have given to CEDAR Education Life Lessons Programme. This funding has allowed us to develop a death education programme for one of our local Shropshire schools and assist our volunteer staff in getting additional training for our programmes. We were also able to use the funds to deliver our research on death education in secondary schools to the 14th International…

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Working Together

CEDAR EDUCATION now has a Youth Advisory Team that works with us to help us make sure our death education courses for young people are interactive and engaging enough for the curious mind. They not only tell us if a lesson is b-o-r-i-n-g, but they offer unique and effective suggestions on how to make each lesson more enticing for their age group. Keep watching these pages to see how much they have had to offer our Life Lessons team and…

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New Life Lessons!

CEDAR is launching our new Life Lessons programme for young people, which will run in Oswestry this year. The programme, which is sponsored by the office of John Campion Police & Crime Commissioner of West Mercia is also supported by the Shropshire NHS CCG Young Health Champions’ group and promises to be both rewarding and constructive. This year the new cohort of students will join graduates from the 2014/2015 group of ‘Dragon Riders’ to help create learning packs for schools to…

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Katy’s Blog #10: Further Life Lessons for the Youth Health Champions

  The CEDAR CIC held another of its now popular ‘Life Lessons’ workshop, this time at the Grange Youth Centre, Shrewsbury. The participants were from the Young Health Champions NHS programme.  There were 6 young  participants from the programme and a volunteer who attended a previous session and wanted to get more involved in helping out.   This Life Lessons workshop had the youngest participants to date, ranging from age 10 up to 24. The Life Lessons this time round involved…

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CEDAR Leaves on the Table

Katy’s Blog #6 – Good Grief

‘Good Grief’ the Young Health Champions take it further! After the completion of the initial CEDAR ‘Life Lessons’ workshop, a focus group was created with the Young Health Champion participants to collect their feedback on the programme. They were very positive and the participants were requesting to learn more! So this led to the development of a second level of education that would allow more information to be taught about how to respond to grief and how to help others.…

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Introduction to ‘Life Lessons’

Katy’s Blog #2 My recent work with CEDAR has led me to participate and observe a fantastic group of young people following them on a journey into a new realm exploring and learning about a somewhat taboo, alternative and dare I say it ‘scary’ topic of death and dying. Adults may shy away from broaching this subject and some may think young people ought not even be thinking or speaking about a such topic – and yet every day young…

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Life Lessons Takes Off

CEDAR LIFE LESSONS PILOT PROGRAMME Ten wonderful volunteers, ages 14-21, from the Shropshire Young Health Champion scheme enrolled in the first-ever three-day CEDAR Life Lessons course, which ran from 28th-30th July 2014. This ground-breaking programme was created by the Thanatologist, Dr Judith Wester, founder of CEDAR CIC, to teach young people about death, loss and remembrance in a healthy and stimulating way. The programme was a great success and will be reported on more fully over the coming months. The…

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