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There's a method to understanding how to deal with loss.


Helping Children Deal With Loss is recognised by:


Children & Loss



"The course really opened my eyes as to the different types of losses children deal with that we may take for granted. I'm so excited to not only help myself but to help the children in my setting at dealing with loss."

N Padgham - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Parkside Primary School, Stafford

Helping Children Deal With Loss

Whether you are a parent, carer, teacher, grandparent, youth worker, social worker, health worker or otherwise involved in another way with children, you will know that sinking feeling when questions are asked about sad and painful emotions.

Types of loss

Loss can be when a child has been bereaved, is about to face a bereavement, significant emotional losses from parents divorce, changing school, bullying, being adopted, fostered and many other types of loss. 


It is also a possibility that they may have been affected by a series of losses which individually might not appear to have a major life altering impact, yet may have caused some real changes in their life and behaviour. For example, moving house or a change of school and friendships, can have powerful, emotional consequences for a child.


Acclaimed educational programme

Established for over 30 years, the Grief Recovery Method®: Helping Children Deal With Loss Programme teaches you how to guide your children in completing their relationship to the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by a significant emotional loss of ANY kind.

The newly updated educational programme ‘Helping Children With Loss’ has been revised to just four sessions. The programme is available for parents and carers or for teachers / professionals and is now available to book in the Staffordshire area, lead by Jill Frampton - Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. Visit the Courses & Events page on this website for available courses, more info and prices.

Often, we are left struggling for the right words, because sometimes, we ourselves don't know what to do either.

Video Demonstration

A simple visual demonstration illustrating how loss and grief affect and impact on children and young people on a daily basis.

Book your place on a 'Helping Children With Loss' course. See our Courses & Events page which list details of dates, times and prices.

Completion of emotional pain

Recovery from and completion of emotional pain is achieved by a series of small and correct action choices. The fundamental purpose of this programme is to teach you what those correct choices are and to show you how to use them to help the children in your care become willing to make those choices.


Structured programme

This comprehensive programme will:

  • Enable you to identify symptoms and behaviours caused by grief and loss

  • Increase your confidence and provide a structure when talking about difficult and painful feelings with children

  • Know what to say and what not to say to other family members and relatives or to parents (for teachers/professionals) who are also grieving


Programme participants

Every participant receives a Certificate Of Completion and a copy of the bestselling book “When Children Grieve” (HarperCollins Publishers) by John W James and Russell Friedman for future reference.


More information

For more information on how this programme can help you and the children in your care or if you would like to enquire about bespoke courses for staff / teams please call us on 07540 292384 or email


Video Testimonial

Fiona Hartley, Assistant Headteacher at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford on how the Helping Children With Loss Course for teachers / professionals has enhanced skillsets when supporting children emotionally and how it will benefit the young people in their care.

We are here to help you find the right words to help them.

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