Supporting people living through loss and grief webinar


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Who should do this course?

Anyone who works in a professional care role or supports people through all forms of loss and grief. Our content is applicable to a wide variety of professions including counsellors, social workers, funeral professionals, teachers, emergency response teams, medical, corrections, mental health, hospice, volunteers, caregivers and more.


The aim of this webinar is to provide an understanding of how we can learn
to live with the experience of grief and loss, and ways to support those who
have experienced their own loss and grief.

Matthew will provide information and resources based on his experience of
working with a wide range of people in our community to provide an
understanding of the way in which the experience of loss and grief can
have an effect on people and how to provide support to them.

Key Learning Points

  • How might we be affected?
  • What difficulties might be experienced?
  • How do we cope?
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Can we make meaning of our loss?
  • Secondary losses
  • Continuing bonds
  • The tasks of grief
  • Supporting others and self-care

Webinar registration details

  • Access to the live webinar and the recording
  • Access to a downloadable PDF handout
  • Certificate of accomplishment issued on completion of a short quiz

Certificate of accomplishment

We can provide a certificate of accomplishment for all our training courses. The requirement for receiving a certificate to confirm professional development for CPD/OPD points is as follows:

  • You must view a minimum of 80% of a recorded or live webinar workshop
  • You must complete a short quiz on the webinar content.


Q Ticket prices

$85 plus GST for two hour live webinar, access to the recording, notes and a quiz to receive a certificate of accomplishment for CPD/OPD points.

Q Presenter: Sarah Penwarden

Kia ora, I’m a Pākehā New Zealander, based in Tamaki-Makaurau (Auckland). I’m an experienced narrative therapist, supervisor and trainer. I like to work at the coal face, coming alongside people to have conversations about anything that might be troubling them, such as strong thoughts, intense feelings or any other concerns. I see counselling as a potential turning point for people wanting change in their life, through telling their stories, getting a sense of clarity and finding strengths to navigate problems they are facing.

I am also a supervisor and trainer, wanting to support the growth of other counselling practitioners, and offer training to help people grow in knowledge and skills for practice.

I completed a Master of Counselling in 2002, and spent ten years as a high school counsellor. I then went into part-time private practice, counselling adults. I began studying a doctorate (University of Waikato, gained in 2018), specifically focusing on how storytelling can help people grieve a lost loved partner. I worked as a counsellor educator for ten years. I now focus entirely on private practice (counselling, supervision, training). My aim is to contribute to the counselling field and assist people to develop their skills in caring for others.