Introductory information evening 20th May, 2020 at 7 pm. Course commences 16th September, 2020 to 02nd December, 2020 (12 weeks) and includes a personal development weekend on the 2nd to 4th October 2020
7.00p.m. – 8.30p.m.
Eligible to attend:
Open to all who have contact and concern for the bereaved.
Unwaged/students €200.00, Bereavement support volunteers €300.00, others €500.00
The Bereavement Support Education Programme (BSEP) is a twelve week course developed and designed over sixteen years by the Social Work Department in Milford Care Centre. The course aims to offer insight and awareness into the issues and dynamics of grief and loss from death. This is done by exploring different aspects and types of bereavement. It provides information and education about bereavement in various circumstances; personal, social and cultural.
The course uses a combination of teaching methods and presentations including group work, lectures and personal exercises. A self-development weekend during the programme allows people to examine their own private grief journey in a safe and confidential environment and is an essential component of the course.
This course will appeal to a wide variety of people in their private and professional lives; teachers, nurses, carers, clergy and pastoral ministers, counsellors and those who have contact and concern for the bereaved.
Applications for the course are made through the Education Service in Milford Care Centre. An invitation to an Information Evening is sent and intending participants are given an opportunity to learn more about the programme and have their questions answered and arrangements are made to meet some of the team.
Attendance at the introductory information evening is ESSENTIAL to gaining a place on the course. This is a non-negotiable condition for attendance at the course.
A certificate of attendance will be provided. 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais Na hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland). This programme has received endorsement for CPD activity by the Irish Association of Social Workers.