Disenfranchised Grief | A Look at Hidden and Unacknowledged Grief


Time and Date: Wednesday 14th September, 1pm – 3pm NZST

Platform: Zoom (recorded for access after the live session)

Cost: $89 + GST with a discount available for groups of 5 or more

REGISTER HERE: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/disenfranchised-3


Who should attend this webinar?

Anyone who works in a professional care role or supports people through all forms of grief and loss e.g. Social Workers, Teachers, Counsellors, Doctors, EMT, Corrections, Mental Health, Hospice, Volunteers etc.



Disenfranchised grief is a term describing grief that is not acknowledged or legitimised by society. It is not black-or-white, rather it is a relative and subjective experience. It can range dramatically from person to person and community to community.

This webinar will help you better understand disenfranchised grief and support the growing number of people that it affects. It will provide valuable tools and information for any social services or healthcare professional working in any form of support or therapeutic role.


Key Learning Points

  • Overview of grief and disenfranchised grief
  • Different types of disenfranchised grief
  • How to recognise disenfranchised grief
  • How to support people experiencing disenfranchised grief
  • Disenfranchised grief and young people
  • Disenfranchised grief on the mind and body
  • Tools and tips for support workers


Q Prensenter: Sarah Robb

Sarah is a registered Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner, with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. Sarah is a counsellor and coach with her own business called ‘Spring with Sarah’ which is based in Christchurch NZ and online. Sarah is passionate about helping address trauma, particularly around grief after experiencing the sudden death of her own parents. She is motivated to educate people on a variety of different topics and thrives on helping people use life’s ongoing challenges as an opportunity for growth.