Traditionally, Doulas are present at the birth of a child. They work alongside the midwife to provide emotional, spiritual comfort and practical assistance to the mother and to gently lead the newborn into the world.
Now, there is an emerging non-medical role: End of Life Doulas, individuals who help those who are dying, and their families, to feel safe and supported, as they make the transition from this life to what’s next.
Many people feel they could play a role in supporting people at the end of life. Until now there has been no established training programme in the UK. The course is certified by Crossfields Institute.
Courses take place throughout the UK, all through the year. Forthcoming training and booking details are listed under Courses and Events. If you would like to be kept up to date with details of future training we can send you our Newsletter so please complete the contact form with your name and email address and we will add you to the subscription list.
Please contact us for more information or a brochure.
We offer three levels of training:
Foundation (part 1)
A five-day Foundation course.
Certificate Level (part 2)
An additional six day training for the volunteers certificate
Advanced Level (Part 3)
Doulas wishing to practice on a professional footing are offered a further ten-day advanced level course, leading to a diploma.
Upcoming Training Courses
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 17/09/2016 at All Day
Location: Oddfellows Hall, Bridge Street, Todmorden, OL14 5AQThe workshop is at an advanced level and builds on the taster session at Stage One of the Doula Training. It will equip the Doula with the knowledge and skills to work confidently and competently with individuals, at any stage,... Read more »
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 24/09/2016 at All Day
Location: The Chapter House, Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JHThe workshop is at an advanced level and builds on the taster session at Stage One of the Doula Training. It will equip the Doula with the knowledge and skills to work confidently and competently with individuals, at any stage,... Read more »
Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 06/10/2016 - 08/10/2016 at All Day
Location: Iford Village Hall, The Street, Iford, Near Lewes, BN7 3ELWe are sorry to announce this course is now fully booked, but if you would like to sign up for a cancellation place, please fill in the contact form with a note. Thank you. This five-day foundation course is the... Read more »
For a registration form or more information please get in touch via our contact form or telephone 01273 933115