Palliative and Bereavement Training

SiMBA works closely with CHAS (Children's Hospices Across Scotland) and other charities to organise Palliative and Bereavement training to support midwives, neonatal nurses, hospital staff and students; giving them greater confidence when Memory Making and supporting families in their care. 

Children's Hospices Across Scotland
For over twenty years CHAS has been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

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

Details of all training courses are published on our facebook page and on the events page of our website.

"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

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


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