There are three parts to the Living Well Dying Well doula training: a stand-alone Foundation course and two part Diploma.  The Diploma involves face to face learning, reflective practice, volunteer experience of working with people at end of life and case study work. Trainees must successfully complete the Foundation course to enrol on the Diploma.

Foundation - Part 1
A five day foundation course leading to the CPD Certificate - Introduction to a Person-Centred Approach to Death & Dying, awarded by the Crossfields Institute.


Part II
A six day training expanding knowledge and skills required for the Doula role.

Courses available to book

Lewes, West Sussex 26/06/2019 - 28/06/2019

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 17/07/2019 - 19/07/2019

Part III
Doulas wishing to practise on a professional footing complete a further nine-day advanced level course, leading to the award of the full Diploma in the Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying.



Photo of LWDW pioneer and director Hermione Elliot
Hermione Elliott – Pioneer of Certificated and
Externally Quality Assured End of Life Doula Training

Our Patron, Professor Allan Kellehear had this to say about the Living Well Dying Well training and the way in which it delivers excellence:

"The Living Well Dying Well End of Life Doula Network is the premier UK learning centre offering experiential, classroom-based and field training that is professionally supervised and delivered, certified and diploma based. This End of Life Doula Network is the national leader in professional development of this pioneering approach. Our Doulas learn how to foster, harness and enhance the community's own abilities to provide compassion and presence at the end of life and they do so in a tried-and-tested professionally guided programme."

End of life doula training qualification and certification

For more information please visit the Living Well Dying Well Website and they will also be happy to answer any queries.