Bereavement and support course

Bereavement and support course

Format: Face-to-face and E-learning

Duration: The Face-To-Face Course runs for a week but can be completed one day per week (for six weeks). The E-Learning Course is approximately 2 hours per week over 12 weeks.

Face to Face Courses take place according to demand (when there is a minimum of 15 people signed up in specific regions), with a maximum number of 25 participants per training session.

Online course commencement dates:

13 August – 22 October 2024
08 October – 10 December 2024
28 January 2024 – 01 April 2025

Accreditation Body: SACSSP: Approved for 31 CPD points for social workers for both Face-To-Face & E-Learning.

Target Audience: Suitable for all professionals, qualified counsellors or experienced lay counsellors in work settings where bereavement support is required or would be potentially required across South African communities.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Starting the journey
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Families, Adolescents and Children
  • Culture and Spirituality


  • Complicated Grief
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Suicide and AIDS
  • Contracting, Assessments and Ending the Counselling Relationship
  • Self-care and Supervision

*Content subject to change

Face-to-face and e-learning