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Professional Development Workshops: Loss and Grief

Tuesday, April 16, 2019   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, workshop, support, Communication, suicide, Professional Development, grief

Here at the Grief Centre all our thoughts and hearts have been with the people of Christchurch and the Muslim community at this sad time. At the beginning of the year we organised these professional development workshops to take place in Christchurch, a city we have not yet visited with our Looking at Grief Series. We hope these three workshops will help to support the community – they are for any helping professional who is supporting someone through difficult times.     

We are pleased to have Tricia Hendry as the trainer and presenter for these workshops. She is a well-known grief specialist, author and presenter, and is recognised for her presentations and workshops. Her seminars are engaging, informative and interactive, with participants receiving informative handouts and resources to assist them in their work.

Traumatic Grief Workshop

This workshop will look at the nature and impact of traumatic grief and ways to provide support. This is a half day workshop designed for anyone supporting those who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives.

DATE: Tuesday 21st May, 9:30am to 1pm.

VENUE: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central.

COST: $95 plus GST

After A Suicide Workshop

This workshop is designed to equip helping professionals and volunteers with key knowledge, skills and resources to be able to provide compassionate, appropriate support for those bereaved by suicide.

DATE: Wednesday 22nd May, 1pm to 4.30pm.

VENUE: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central.

COST: $95 plus GST

When Helping Others Hurts

Working in the helping arena is uniquely demanding. The commonly faced occupational costs of burnout, second hand trauma/grief, and compassion fatigue can often be overlooked, compromising well-being and the effectiveness of everyday work practice and team life.  Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own role and work, and identify both risks and strengths. They will develop practical ways to mitigate the risk of costs to their well-being and to sustain themselves to build ongoing resiliency.

Previous attendees have found this workshop extremely beneficial to their work, with one commenting “I wish I had this training 10 years ago. Absolutely changed me and my understanding of self and what I can do to help clients and families” 

DATE: Thursday 23rd May, 9.30am to 1pm.

VENUE: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central.

Cost: $95 plus GST

Booking is easy, but places are limited, so please ensure you book as soon as possible.

Register by emailing the following information to events[at] or phone 09 418 1457.

Attendee:  Name / Job Title / Organisation Name / Email / DDI Phone / Mobile Phone

Invoice to: Name of Organisation / Email or Postal Address / Phone 

We hope you can join us for one (or all!) of these workshops. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing events[at]

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