Advanced Palliative and Bereavement Training

Together SiMBA and CHAS offer a series of fully funded one day training days which are FREE for delegates to attend. 

These courses are open to all Health Care Professionals and Students but would be particularly beneficial to staff or students working in maternity and neonatal care. They will give you an opportunity to enhance your knowledge on perinatal, end of life and bereavement care when supporting families facing and coming to terms with the death of their baby. You will also receive an attendance certificate at the end of the day which you can use as part of your professional development and re-validation.

This year we will be delivering the following training courses across Scotland :

Thursday 17th May – Rachel House, Kinross
Tuesday 22nd May - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow 
Thursday 30th August - Ninewells Hospital, Dundee 
Wednesday 19th September -  Stornoway 
Friday 19th October - SiMBA Office, Mayfield
Monday 29th October - Centre for Health & Science, Inverness
Wednesday 31st October – Portree, Skye
Friday 2nd November - Lorn & Islands Hospital, Oban
Monday 19th November - Wishaw General Hospital, Lanarkshire
Thursday 13th December - Victoria Hospital, Fife 

If you are interested in attending a training event, or if you would like to organise a bespoke training day in your area please email

"I am writing to thank you for the generous support and expertise you provided to the training day at Ninewells recently. Daryl has provided me with feedback from the attendees, which clearly shows how beneficial they found it. I sincerely hope we can continue to work with you to improve the care given to bereaved families across Tayside." Justine Craig, Chief Midwife, Woman & Child Health, NHS Tayside


Facilitator Training

All of our volunteer support group facilitators are trained by Child Bereavement UK. Everyone has attended a 2 day residential course fully funded by SiMBA to ensure that they are offering the best possible support to those who attend our monthly support groups. In addition each volunteer support group facilitator will also receive a quarterly support call from Child Bereavement UK to ensure that they are personally receiving the support that they need to allow them to support others . For details of all the monthly support groups that SIMBA offers please click HERE

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer support group co-ordinator please email Susan Simpson on or Jenni Morris on