Petals Training

Supporting Parents Following Baby Loss

Providing psychological support to parents following the death of a baby or child can be an emotionally charged and challenging aspect of your work. This training programme will enable you to create a safe space for parents to express their feelings of fear, anxiety, guilt, shame and anger, helping them to live alongside their grief and feel more able to cope in the world.

Recognising that there is little or no specialist baby loss training for counsellors, Petals, together with Bereavement Training International, has designed this bespoke training workshop for specialist health professionals interested in working with parents following the death of a baby.

Target Audience 

Any professional counsellor, psychotherapist, or perinatal mental health practitioner working with bereaved parents following the death of a baby.


Entry-Level Requirements

This training course is for qualified counsellors or psychotherapists, with a minimum level 4 diploma in counselling.  You should be able to provide evidence of your qualification or be working in perinatal mental health services with bereaved parents.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand why this specialist counselling is needed

  • Be up to date with the latest baby loss statistics, research, guidelines and protocols

  • Have a good understanding of parents’ lived experience following baby loss

  • Understand the impact of trauma for some parents following baby loss

  • Feel more confident to communicate with bereaved parents

  • Recognise when parents may be stuck in their grief and need specialist interventions

  • Gain information about National baby loss support organisations


All training workshops will be held via Zoom. We have workshops scheduled during 2023 for:

  • Monday 23rd January – FULLY BOOKED

  • Wednesday 3rd May

  • Monday 10th July

  • Monday 2nd October

Please use the calendar below to see all our 2023 training dates and to book your place.

The cost for the Supporting Parents Following Baby Loss workshop is £175 paid in advance. A CPD certificate of attendance will be provided and it is therefore essential that you are able to attend the full day’s training.


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