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Bolton Hospice received £17,500 to support bereaved teenagers in East Lancashire

Specialist training for local teachers

The grant allowed the Bolton Hospice education team to develop specialist training for local teachers to support teenagers going through a bereavement. The training will help to improve the experience of teenagers dealing with loss, grief and bereavement, providing school staff with the knowledge and skills they need to support young people through their bereavement journey.

The education team at Bolton Hospice are busy delivering training days for staff in local high schools. Sor far, 63 staff members from 12 schools have attended the training and 5 more schools have 34 places booked on upcoming sessions. Due to the success of the course, they’ll be adding more training dates for 2020.

Bereavement toolkit

The hospice also launched a toolkit that aims to help teenagers talk about their emotions while they’re dealing with a bereavement.

The toolkit provides accessible resources to create opportunities for teenagers to talk about their feelings, create memories and offer support with regards to self-care, enhancing their overall wellbeing.

Limited support for bereaved young people

Jenny Gallagher, Clinical Nurse Director at Bolton Hospice said: “We’re very grateful to the MCF for their generous grant which has allowed us to train and educate local teachers to support pupils who have lost a parent or other close member of their family.

“There is a very limited amount of support available currently for young people coping with loss and bereavement; having the means to continue to deliver services which help to support the professionals who are in such close contact with these young people during their journey is extremely important, and means that the grieving process can be a healthy one during the already highly challenging and emotionally charged stage of life which is adolescence.”

Hospice UK

This grant was awarded through our partnership with Hospice UK.

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