Meet the experts changing bereavement care

Where do we come in?

As part of our mission to help grieving families receive the best bereavement care possible, those healthcare professionals supporting families require quality educational support.

Our team of experts share their wealth of knowledge via accessible and regularly updated e learning modules, informative articles, webinars, videos, podcasts and more!

Our educational resources are regularly updated, clinical led, professional and informative. Accessible to all healthcare professionals, our bereavement care training will not only help to provide comfort to grieving families, but empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge they need and ask for.

Why does bereavement care training need to change?

We regularly hear from Healthcare professionals that they feel unprepared, and unequipped to help grieving families.

No amount of training or time can take away the pain families feel after the death of a child or baby, but the importance of time spent with their loved ones, and quality bereavement care can help families to process their grief in undeniable.

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Interactive Memory Making Workshop at the CuddleCot bereavement care training day
Interactive Memory Making Workshop at the CuddleCot bereavement care training day
The significance of time

Read about the importance of quality bereavement care, raising awareness of loss, the support available to families and much more.

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Register for our FREE bereavement care eLearning, and empower yourself and your team with the knowledge to provide compassionate and informed bereavement care.

CuddleCot Face to Face Study Days

We’re passionate about high-quality bereavement care and facilitating memories for families, which is why we launched our clinical-focused face-to-face bereavement training day.

We have full-day agendas that can be structured to suit different workplaces and departments, for up to 50 attendees. UK only (US coming soon)

Say hello to your CuddleCot Consultant Team

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Sian Ness

Bereavement Consultant & Relationship Manager, RM, BSc (Hons)
Winner of the RCM 'Excellence in Bereavement Care' Award 2021
"Sian has an extensive clinical background within both the NHS and private maternity practice.  She qualified as a midwife in 2006 aged 21 and since then has taken on various clinical roles including being a Senior Midwifery Triage Sister and a Bereavement Specialist Midwife at two large NHS trusts. Sian's overwhelming passion and area of expertise is pregnancy loss and perinatal bereavement care. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about providing holistic, compassionate, individualised care to families whilst striving to raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss and highlighting the difference providing exceptional bereavement care makes to families.
In 2021, Sian was awarded the prestigious 'Excellence in bereavement care' award by the Royal College of Midwives. Sian was presented with this award in recognition of the significant service redesign and improvements made to bereavement care during her time in post.
In the same year, Sian was awarded the position of Honorary Officer for 'Remember my baby' Charity. Sian is very passionate about providing every family with as many memory making opportunities as possible and understands how important and special it is to have such beautiful images of their baby to cherish. She feels privileged to have been awarded this accolade.
Sian is a huge advocate of the CuddleCot in her practice and encourages every family to spend as much time as they would like with their baby. She feels this precious gift of time allows important, precious memories to be created between parents, siblings and extended family and friends without the need to feel restricted"
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Sarah Mosely

Bereavement Care Consultant

"I am a practising Midwife of 16 years, during my career I've had the opportunity to work within different areas of midwifery, including having the privilege of caring for birthing people and families who have experienced baby loss.

In recent years I developed an interest in perinatal mental health and worked within a specialist role, this helped me to have a deeper understanding of the impact loss and grieving can have on mental wellbeing.

Alongside my midwife role I also work for a local bereavement charity and co-facilitate a bereavement support group and a friendship/social group.

Having the opportunity to listen to people's experiences certainly made me reflect on the care that I provide as a professional and has inspired me pursue a career in improving bereavement care for families."

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Gabriella Lake Walker

Bereavement Care Consultant

"Having worked in health policy and planning for all of her career, Gabriella has recently left the NHS to establish a social enterprise focused on high quality research and development of models of care for families of children with complex needs.

As well as this, Gabriella works in academic research in this area with a variety of universities. Having benefited from the use of a CuddleBlanket when her daughter Thea died, Gabriella has joined the team to ensure fair, equitable and evidence-based access to them.

Working across health, social care and education as well as with academic institutions, she hopes to further the evidence base as well as support the practical implementation of policy and best practice around this, but also with regard to genuinely meaningful life planning (including advance care planning)."

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Becky Davis

Bereavement Care Consultant

I have been a qualified Children’s Nurse for almost 28 years. During my career, I have worked mainly in the community, as a Community Children’s Nurse and, more recently, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Children’s Palliative Care. During this time I have had the immense privilege of supporting babies, children and young people at the end of their lives. I have used CuddleCots and CuddleBlankets to enable families to spend precious time at home with their child after death, be that for a few hours or a few days.

I passionately believe that children and families should be offered the choice to be supported at home for end of life care, regardless of where they live in the UK. Those nurses caring for them should have access to the necessary knowledge and professional support to enable this, especially if the family wish to spend time at home with their child after death.

Where to find further bereavement care training resources:

CuddleCot Online Bereavement Care Training - e learning modules - Click here to sign up for free

Online Cascade Training - Product training for the CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket - Click here to sign up for free

Face to face, Clinical led, baby loss bereavement care study days - Click here to learn more

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