How children and young people can best be supported to manage significant change, in particular around separation and grief

Event Details

This session will help you to understand child development from a neurological perspective, particularly within the context of those who are experiencing distress, separation & loss.

The young brain develops & changes rapidly from birth throughout childhood & much of its development relies on the environment provided & how children experience the world as they grow & develop.

However, when these experiences present stress, trauma & grief, many negative changes can take place in the brain, affecting their ability to cope, social & emotional wellbeing, learning & engagement.

By understanding more about this ‘vulnerable brain’, we can help strengthen & support these children & young people by working with the brain’s natural ability to rewire itself & adapt.

Ultimately you will learn how to nurture their ability; not only to survive; but thrive in adverse circumstances.

Jo Stockdale from Well Within Reach specialises in training all kinds of people about brain development, social & emotional competence & wellbeing issues such as resilience & self-esteem. As well as being Well Within Reach’s lead trainer, Jo also provides consultancy support to help organisations to meaningfully ‘decode’ & evidence those impacts & changes usually referred to as ‘soft skills’.

A sandwich lunch is included.  Please advise of any dietary requirements.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.

Cancellation policy

St Giles Hospice accepts firm bookings through the St Giles Hospice website. In making such bookings clients accept our bookings and cancellation policy.

  • Cancellation fees – the following charges apply ;
    ◦11-31 days = 50% of the course fee
    ◦1-10 days = 100% of the course fee
  • Name substitutions can be made at any time before the course without incurring a penalty.
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  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Delegates will be offered a full refund of the course fee.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to refuse any booking.