Grief support

Learn how to guide people in difficult times


  • Learn all ins and outs regarding grief support.
  • Complete course; 20 lessons written.
  • 5 months average course duration.
  • No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.
  • You are in control; you decide where you study, when you study and which device you will use.
  • Get personal feedback from your teacher; he will guide you personally.


Joy and sadness always go hand in hand; life itself is a complicated mix of emotional ups and downs. Sometimes, however, it may seem as though we constantly have to face the loss of somebody or something we love and care for, and the only thing we can do is grieve. These emotions are normal and understandable. Grief can break people up inside, make them feel depressed, exhausted and deeply hurt; it can even turn them to thoughts of self-destruction and put them on very dangerous pathways. The grief support course will make you capable of providing support for those who grieve; to assist them on their recovery right from the start. You will learn about techniques for emotional approaches used for grief support; you will gain significant and practical knowledge of the grieving process and about active involvement in the steps of healing. The grief support course will help you to help people to open up, share their feelings and live a positive life after their personal or professional loss. From your family members and friends to clients who ask for guidance and advice, you will become a fully capable and trusted ally to help the bereaved overcome their grief and find their balance.



The setup of the grief support course


"Grief support" is for everyone who can have to deal with people who are in a state of grief. Examples are coaches, teachers, nurses and social workers. But also individuals who are grieving can benefit from this course. No specific prior education is needed to take the course. Every lesson has an interesting topic with a practical case study at the end - so it combines theoretical knowledge with practical hands on solutions.


The grief support course consists of the following 20 lessons:

  • Attachment
  • Grief and loss
  • Mourning
  • Uncomplicated and complicated grief
  • Coping with loss
  • Emotions and resilience
  • How to support someone who is grieving
  • Grief counseling
  • Grief therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Support groups and self help
  • Grief and loss during childhood
  • Grief and loss during adolescence
  • Grief in families
  • Specific forms of loss
  • Gender and grief
  • Spirituality and grief
  • Multicultural aspects of grief
  • Ethics and grief
  • Grief of the helper

Furthermore you will receive the white paper "Five things a professional can learn from a bereaved parent".


Receive the example lesson within minutes


Would you like to see what an actual lesson looks like?
Please fill out the form and you will receive the example lesson "Grief and loss" in your mailbox within minutes free of charge.

The cover of the example lesson for the painting classes


Become a grief expert and help people the right way



  • We will teach you both the theory and the practical information
  • We will take you by the hand from day one. The basic theories are explained and go hand in hand with practical, hands on information. By understanding the theoretical basics you know better what to do. And the practical information in the lessons will help you how to help. Within months you are able to guide people who are in a grieving situation and help them the right way.

  • Our grief support teacher will provide you with valuable personal advice and answer all your questions promptly
  • When you are learning how to support a grieving person it is good to get the confirmation that you are doing it the right way. You would like to know if you are on the right track. You would like to get dedicated, personal advice on the practical case studies you made. And if you happen to be stuck or do not understand something you would like to ask for help. This personal help is given by our personal teacher, who offers grief support. The majority of the students decide to sign up for the grief support classes and hire the services of a personal teacher. Students who do so are allowed to ask for advice, questions and hand in case studies for grading. Students who choose for self-tuition take on the course by themselves. They cannot ask for advice, questions nor can they hand in case studies for grading.

    Let us introduce our personal teacher to you:
    Hello! My name is Andy Nelson and I would like to offer support as you complete this course. I have degrees in psychology and counseling at the graduate level and I am licensed as a professional counselor. I have been practicing for over 5 years and have hands-on experience with helping people who grief. Please contact me with any questions you may have and I will be happy to share my knowledge and expertise.

  • Get the Certificate of Achievement
  • You have the opportunity to take the grief support exam by the end of the course. This is optional and you decide for yourself if you would be interested in this. When you pass the exam you will receive the Didacton Certificate of Achievement for grief support.
    You can take this exam from home and you will have to apply the learnings from the course to pass the exam. The costs of the exam are $ 99.90, but if you decide to sign up for the exam when you book the grief support course, then we can offer you a discounted price of $ 39.90.
  • Get updates for free
  • You will receive the latest version of the grief support course when we are improving the contents of our grief support lessons; free of charge. Whenever there is an update, you will get it.
  • Every grief support lesson has a personal touch
  • At the end of every lesson we ask you some questions in order for you to reflect some of the contents of the lesson to your personal situation. This will make you apply the learnings to your personal situation. By making you think like this you will find your way how to apply to learnings to your values and ideas. This personal touch is much appreciated and gives you guidance.
  • Become part of the Didacton grief support community and meet other students
  • You are learning all about grief support. And you will be able to share all your experiences with other grief support students in our learning management system. Would you like to share ideas? Would you like to meet up with others? Or would you simply like to ask the opinion of others? You can do this and much more in your Didacton learning management system (lms).
    The lms is the focal point of your grief support classes with Didacton. In it you will be able to take the grief support course, interact with the teacher (optional), hand in case studies (optional) and see your grades (optional). Furthermore you have the opportunity to spice up your personal profile and interact with other students in the community. We are striving to improve and expand the lms continously and your feedback will be much appreciated.
  • Learn grief support at your own pace and be fully flexible as you can use the device you prefer wherever you want whenever you want
  • One of the main advantages of taking online grief support classes is that you decide how much time you would like to take for every lesson. The course consists of 20 lessons. If you work on one lesson every week you are done in almost five months. But you decide your pace - you can take more time or go faster. You have one year access to the lms, but this can be increased upon request. You also do not have to worry that other students are faster or slower than you are. You decide your pace and you do not have to worry about others.
    You can access the lms with your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. This means that you are fully flexible with which device you would like to take the grief support classes. Furthermore this means that you can also study wherever it suits you, whenever it suits you. You only need access to the internet.
    You will be able to conveniently print the individual lessons in case you prefer to read the lessons on paper.

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