Supporting Adolescents through  Grief and Loss

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Supporting Adolescents through Grief and Loss

This workshop will examine the factors that influence an adolescent while grieving.

By Irish Hospice Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 30 Mar 2023 01:15 - 08:15 PDT



Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event


Bereavement and loss in the life of an adolescent is seen as off time and demands the reorganisation of their assumptive world and how they view themselves, others and life. It evokes grief responses which can be intense. The most frequent deaths adolescents experience are those of parents, siblings or peers. The responses to their loss will depend on their age, the nature of the death, their relationship with the deceased, their personalities, how the family grieves and the changes the death creates in the family. This workshop will examine the factors that influence an adolescent while grieving, explore the impact of various types of loss on the adolescent, discuss the various styles of intervention that might help engage the bereaved adolescent in processing their loss and examine programmes that might be used with bereaved adolescents. The workshop will combine theory with experiential work and will allow for discussion of the difficulties which arise while engaging adolescents with their grief

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand aspects of bereaved adolescents and how they function
  • expand the toolkit for professionals who work with this age group
  • examine social change and its impact on bereaved adolescents

Presenter Profile

Brid Carroll Coming from an educational background Brid is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor with a special interest in bereavement and loss. She holds a Masters in Bereavement Studies from RCSI Dublin and a Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood Bereavement from St. Christopher’s Hospice London. Brid is presently working in the south east with families and children experiencing loss through bereavement, illness and separation. She is a contributor to the Irish Hospice Foundation’s workshop series and Professional Certificate in Children and Loss. Brid is presently the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network and a member of the Steering Committee of the Family Bereavement Network of Europe. She has provided information talks throughout Ireland on grief and loss and has worked with many parents, families and children who are grieving the loss of their child, parent or sibling.

Brid Carroll

About the organiser

2023 Workshops on Loss and Bereavement


This is a series of introductory workshops on a range of topics covering loss and bereavement.

Target Audience

The workshops are targeted at professionals and volunteers who may wish to learn more about loss and bereavement and for those working with people who have experienced a major loss.

These workshops are framed relative to the HSE palliative care competence framework at level two – for people whose work increasingly sees them engaging with people facing loss, bereavement and death. Specifically, the competence dimension for grief and loss; and the competence dimension for communication are of relevance to workshop content and learning outcomes.

The framework is available here


Professional accreditation is under application from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. If you have other accreditation needs please contact us. A certificate of participation/attendance at the workshops is available on request.

Teaching Method

The workshops will be held online via Zoom and will include talks and interactive sessions.

Time and Duration

Full-day Workshops will run from 9.15am - 4.15pm.

Half-day Workshop will run from 9.15am - 1pm.

There will be short breaks through the day and a lunch break of 45 minutes included for full-day workshops. Registration will commence at 9.00am


Participants may attend one or more workshops. Please note as places are limited early booking is advised.


€100 per full-day workshop

€60 per half-day workshop


Full payment is required at the time of online booking.


Cancellations up to 1 week prior to each workshop will be given a full refund minus an administration fee of €10. Thereafter no refunds will be made.

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