In 2-3 hour workshops for organisations, I support staff to support clients better. The workshops are held in your venues, and are useful for healthcare, aged care, mental health workers and social workers as well as clinical professionals.

The benefits of these workshops are that staff grow more skilled and confident in holding discussions with clients about death, grief and loss. Through engaging with simple but powerful processes workers are happier to approach the topic, clients feel supported and there is less likely to be staff turnover related to anxiety and bottled up distress.

Workshops are customised to your requirements.

Get in touch to schedule a meeting and we can design a workshop based on a well-tested format.

I’ve hosted over 25 death cafe-style conversations in community venues, at conferences and in workplaces such as community health and support service CoHealth. Talking openly and reflecting in a group is helpful for anyone, whether general public or professionals.

Workshops for health professionals

I’ve attended a number of Annie’s workshops and each time I’m impressed by the way she manages the sessions. Annie’s persona is friendly and relaxed, but as a facilitator she is rigorous, organised and professional. Participants make great connections with each other. Annie’s skill and experience is evidenced in her gentle but firm time management. You can be sure things will run to schedule!


Funeral celebrant

I saw a new client yesterday and she opened up about the death of her mother who died over ten years’ ago. I was grateful for the recent  workshop as I felt comfortable to sit in this conversation with her and talk about her mother and explore her feelings.


Mental Health worker

I participated in one of Annie’s death cafes at an international conference and it was the most healing experience you can imagine. I highly recommend her workshops to anyone who has seen, faced or experienced death in their professional or personal lives. Professional, supportive and healing within a safe space, Annie’s workshops are a unique opportunity for staff around the grief process.


Researcher on retention & turnover of aged care workforce, Griffith University

In Annie’s workshop we were talking about a profound subject. We had all experienced death in our disparate lives, in our own way and this unleashed a powerful flow of discussion. I believe that this was because of the trust engendered by Annie’s gentle and thoughtful way of acknowledging our contributions and experiences.


Workshop participant

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