What’s covered in the Learning Through Loss training?

The Learning Through Loss training explores themes of grief, loss, and change. It provides participants with the knowledge and tools to support young people, and themselves through grief and loss.  

The following topics are covered during the training:

  • Understanding the nature of grief.
  • Understanding the impact grief and loss have on young people.
  • 5 strategies for supporting a young person through grief and loss.
  • The importance of your self-care practice.

How long does the training run for?

For school staff:

  • 60 – 90 minutes with 90 minutes preferred.

For professionals and volunteers:

  • 90 – 120 minutes with 120 minutes preferred.

What does the training cost?

The Learning Through Loss training is funded by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Healthy Tasmania and is available free for all Tasmanians. If you are not based in Tasmania, you can engage with the Learning Through Loss training for a fee.

Do you deliver in person?

Our Learning Through Loss educators deliver state-wide in Tasmania and we will gladly come to you wherever you are.

Can you deliver the training online?

We do deliver training online if that is your preference.

I’m grieving, is this training safe for me?

Despite the heavy topics we cover, most attendees leave feeling lighter and inspired to use the knowledge and skills shared. However, as you will learn in our training, grief is nonlinear, and big emotions can seemingly come out of nowhere. Please review the content we cover to allow you to make a decision on whether or not our training is something you can engage in at this time. If you would like more detail about what is covered in the training, please feel free to contact Learning Through Loss coordinator, Jess Sanders at 0412431401 or by emailing

Please refer to our support directory if this course description has brought up anything for you.

My workplace isn’t able to host a training – can I still engage with the training?

We deliver monthly online training that is open to Tasmanian professionals and volunteers. Refer to our events page to sign up for our next training.

Self-paced online training

60-minute self-pace online training for school staff.

This course is available free for all Tasmanian school staff members. Email Learning Through Loss to receive your access code.

Learning Through Loss Events