Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 2 – Coping with Loss

Why offer this session?

This Mentoring Session is about helping families to cope with grief and loss. During COVID -19, we have all been touched by loss in different ways and some of the families you have been mentoring may have lost loved ones. This phone mentoring session is not designed to offer bereavement counselling but is designed primarily to help parents to communicate with children about grief and loss.

Which families could benefit from this session?

This Mentoring Session is about helping families to cope with grief and loss. During COVID -19, we have all been touched by loss in different ways and some of the families you have been mentoring may have lost loved ones. This phone mentoring session is not designed to offer bereavement counselling but is designed primarily to help parents to communicate with children about grief and loss.

Before carrying out the phone call, mentors should receive training on this call theme and be aware of referral options. The training is available in the facilitators guide, and can be supported by this video and Powerpoint Presentation:

Please also refer to:

For more information on Viva’s Child and Family Mentoring Programme Phase 2 and for further resources go here


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