Bereavement Training Partnership 

Committed to providing local support

Who are we?

The Birmingham Bereavement Training Partnership is made up of charities and organisations who are experts in their field and who are committed to offering local Schools, communities and organisations the best that they can by working together.

 Here is a little bit more information about the organisations in the partnership and the types of training on offer. 

Edward’s Trust

Edward’s Trust offers a holistic approach to supporting people through bereavement and loss. They offer counselling, support groups, counselling in Schools, wellbeing therapies and social events.

They offer a range of resources and are pleased to be working with all the organisations listed here for to develop a joined up approach to training for those wanting to support people in their grief journey.

See the rest of this website for more details of what we do. 





At A Loss  is a charity signposting the bereaved and their families to specific support in their area and providing a variety of resources and training. ‘Listening People’ from specialise in delivering training for Churches and youth organisations linked to the Church.  The content of the training would be suitable for anyone of any faith or none.  There may be some specific questions from participants that are faith related or from a Church context. Online training is led by Pete English who has over 25 years experience in working with young people and counselling in schools.

More details:

Birmingham Educational Partnership

BEP (Birmingham Educational Partnership)

This training has been built on and developed with Pastoral and Safeguarding colleagues and Beyond the Horizon Charity.
It will focus on understanding bereavement and loss in the widest sense, what you as a school can do to support those who have experienced loss and how you can ensure your school can respond appropriately to bereavements that impact the whole school. The session content is even more pertinent to schools in the current climate.

Free to all Birmingham Schools, £30 for Schools outside or other organisations

More details:

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon is a family bereavement charity based in south Birmingham which supports children, young people and families from the Birmingham area who have been affected by loss, bereavement, divorce or separation.

They are pleased to have worked in partnership with BEP to inform their online bereavement training.



Malachi are a not for profit, therapeutic family support organisation founded in 1991, working across the Midlands and Staffordshire. We support parents/carers, young people and professionals through a range of counselling based therapeutic interventions to create lasting change.

Malachi are currently offering live training on a variety of topics to Malachi supported Schools but limited to individual schools to maintain COVID guidelines and social distance.


Birmingham Hospice 

Birmingham Hospice is able to offer bespoke half day training to those supporting those who are bereavement or pre-bereavement.

Dates to follow soon.


Marie Curie

Based in Solihull

Marie Curie are offering bespoke Training for Schools & 3 day training course for CYP in pre and post bereavement.


Other support

There is so much already out there but a quick summary is that:

There is a single point of access for local bereavement support. It is 0121 687 8010.

Edward’s Trust,  Beyond the Horizon,  St Mary’s Hospice and Marie Curie offer local one to one bereavement counselling (which is currently a mix of socially distanced face to face and phone or online support)

The resources page on the Edward’s Trust website and signpost to other charities and resources and nationally, Child Bereavement UK and Winston’s Wish have lots of great resources to help you support bereaved young people. One to highlight is:

We will let you know more details about our training as it develops, but in the meantime, national charity Winston’s Wish have a half hour bereavement training film that can be viewed here:


This information will be kept secure at Edward’s Trust office.

The information will be used by the counsellors and wellbeing therapists to aid them in their support.

The data will be kept on a secure database, and only used anonymously in conjunction with other clients’ data as statistics. We will not contact you for marketing purposes

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