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Amanda Seyderhelm is an experienced play therapist and enables children to make sense of their feelings to find a comfortable way to express themselves and their worries through play. Using her years of experience, this event will cover what she’s learnt about the best way to talk to children going through loss.

It can be hard to know how to bring up a loss with children, or how much to talk about someone you’ve lost to the children in your life. Amanda will give her top tips on how to go about this, and there will be time for a Q&A at the end.

The Speaker:

Amanda is a recognised expert in her field of innovative creative play therapy for children. Her area of specialism is in treating children (and their families) who are suffering with mild to moderate emotional or psychological problems. Amanda is also a published author, and hosts a podcast, Helping Children Smile Again after Loss and Change.

In her previous role as a Great Ormond Street Hospital Ambassador, she gave talks to charities and corporate businesses about the work and research GOSH do, and she assisted GOSH in the early days of setting up their Craft Station.

Since 2016, Amanda has trained social workers and family support workers in numerous local authorities on how to use therapeutic play within their work with children. She works with councils and schools to embed the approach into how they work with and support families and children experiencing loss or change.