Professional study days and workshops

We are pleased to relaunch our professional study days, offering health, social care and education professionals regular opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in meeting the needs of children and young people with life limiting condition, and their families.
Our vision is clear: ‘Every child and young person has access to palliative care when and where they need it.’ We recognise our role in enabling others to provide high quality palliative care to children and young people, together with their families.
Who attends:
We welcome attendance from any professional involved in the care of children and young people with life-limiting conditions.  Those who have attend our events come from:
  • Community teams
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics, surgeries and health centres
  • Schools
  • Social services
  • Other children’s hospices
  • Adult hospices
  • Other charities/voluntary organisations
    What’s included:
    Our redesigned study days will be offered throughout the year, enable professionals to learn about the types of care and facilities that Martin House offer to children, young people and their families.    
  • They include an update on recent changes to Martin House, including our revised referral criteria and process, and plans for further developments. 
  • Professionals will also be given an opportunity for a tour of Martin House and Whitby Lodge and to ask questions and find out more from a member of our care team.
    Each study day contain an education workshop including topics such as:
  • Advanced care planning in children’s palliative care
  • Supporting families of children with life limiting conditions
  • Symptom control
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Caring for a family after the death of a child
  • Neonatal palliative care
  • Transition: young people and palliative care
  • Meeting the spiritual needs of children, young people and families
  • Developments in children’s palliative and end of life care
  • Caring for carers: supporting ourselves and colleagues

    To book a place on any of our training events, please email or telephone Claudine Heffernan, Education Administrator, on 01937 845045.
    Bespoke training
    We are pleased to be able to offer bespoke training sessions on a range of subjects relating to children and young people’s palliative care.  To discuss your training needs, please email, or telephone Deputy Director of Care Charlotte Walker on 01937 845045.