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Education & training

Rachel Cannon: Lead nurse for clinical and outreach services at an event for GPs and community staff
Blythe House staff facilitate education and training workshops and retreats for healthcare professionals and the general public on a regular basis and these cover a range of subjects. Like many other hospices, we believe that it is part of our role to educate others in the areas we know about. We have a strong learning culture and good training facilities. People find our venue comfortable and feel welcome. They also value the chance to network with others working in their field.
Our training events are open to professionals and others who support those affected by life-threatening illness or bereavement. Events run by our Children and Young People's team can be useful for anyone working with or caring for children.
Comments received about a recent workshop at Blythe House on the legal aspects of working with children:

Open Access Support Groups and Retreats

Various Groups make use of Blythe House as a venue. This includes groups for those affected by prostate cancer, those concerned with breast care, and those interested in walking for health, meditation or meeting with others who are bereaved. We also host mindfulness retreats, which are popular with our patients, former patients and health care professionals and are open to the general public.

Retreats 2018

A series of one-day retreats each with its own theme. Download an information leaflet here.

All the retreats will focus on our personal meditation practice and how we can continue to develop this within the themes of the retreats and allow time to reflect on our own personal experiences of the practices. 

David Oldham, Facilitator
David is an experienced counsellor and meditation teacher, and leads retreats at Blythe House and other venues. David has developed his own unique style and approach, having trained with many different teachers, traditions and organisations, and uses his knowledge and experience to demonstrate an innovative way of developing mindful self-compassion.

Essential Information

Booking & Confirmation
For more information or to book a place, please contact Nicki Theaker: 01298 875086 (24-hour voicemail) or contact us here.

Places are limited to 30 participants for each retreat. Completion of a booking form and full payment is required at the time of booking.

Mindful Compassion Facilitator Training

April 2018 - April 2019
This programme consists of four weekend training sessions at Blythe House plus a five-day residential retreat. Download an information leaflet here.

16 places are available on this training programme, which provides the opportunity to learn how to be a facilitator of the eight-week Mindful Compassion programme, developed at Blythe House, which can be used across a variety of healthcare and public settings.
Participants will:

Requirements to access this training:


Programme cost: £950
Payment can be made in three instalments:

Cancellations & Refunds

If a participant cancels their booking a refund will be offered as follows:
• Cancellation with more than 8 weeks’ notice: full refund of event /programme fee
• Cancellation with 2-8 weeks’ notice and a replacement found: 85% refund
• Cancellation with 2-8 weeks’ notice: 50% refund
• Cancellation with less than 14 days' notice: no refund except in exceptional circumstances where supporting evidence e.g. medical certificate may be required
• Cancellation where training has commenced: no refund.

Where the decision is made to cancel an event e.g. where there are insufficient participants for it to be viable, Blythe House will advise everyone booked to attend of the decision as soon as possible and offer a full refund.

To book your place on any of the above, please contact Nicki Theaker on 01298 875086 or contact us here.

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