Places are still available for the ‘Schools and Loss’ workshop.  Details below.  I would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of anyone you think may be interested.


Date                                                                Time                           Presenter


Friday, 26th January 2018                              9.15am – 4.15pm        Padraig McMorrow

Pat Wilson


This workshop will look at different forms of loss and how loss impacts on the lives of children at different ages. It will examine how school can be a support to these children. The workshop will use a video presentation and provide opportunities for interactive discussion.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand the important role that schools can play at a time of loss in a student’s/child’s life;
  • be aware of how the student’s  understanding of loss changes through their young and adolescent years;
  • be familiar with approaches  dealing with bereaved children;
  • reflect on their own experiences of loss during their school years;
  • develop plans in the event of a sudden or unexpected death in the school community.

Presenter Profile

Padraig McMorrow is a retired Guidance Counsellor. At present, he is the Administrator of Kilkenny Bereavement Support, a voluntary organisation. He is involved in the recruitment and training of its volunteers.

Pat Wilson I.A.C.P.  has many years experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. She is also an accredited supervisor, tutor and facilitator. She has a special interest in working with children and families dealing with all types of loss.


The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.


€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.


Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation

T: 01 6793188 DL: 01 6730047