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 have delivered the following training courses across Scotland :

Friday 26th April - SiMBA Offices, Midlothian

Friday 31st May - Radisson Blue, Glasgow

Friday 28th June - The Education Suite, Rachel House

Friday 30th August - Daryll Mallis, Ninewells Hospital

Friday 20th September - Lecture Hall 2, Queen Margaret Hospital

Friday 4th October - Marriott, Glasgow

Tuesday 3rd December - The Kibble Suite, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor,


 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 facilitator please email Zoey on