Post Diploma Mentorship Programme

When you have successfully completed both the Master Skills One and the Master Skills Two courses, you will have received the coveted Soul Midwives Diploma which witnesses the breadth and depth of your study in End of Life care.

For those Soul Midwives who have gained their Diploma, and who wish to take their Soul Midwifery learning and experience further, we are proud to offer our Post Diploma Mentorship Programme.

What you will gain

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for our Post Diploma Mentorship Programme, please email the office.

If you would like to learn more about the Programme, please contact our Post Diploma Mentorship Programme Co-ordinator, Jude Meryl.

The fee for our Post Diploma Mentoring Programme is £250.

Your Regional Mentors

Scotland

Jude Meryl - Soul Midwife, Mentor & Programme Co-ordinator

Jude Meryl - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Jude is a Soul Midwife, Mentor and TLC Trainer. 

After over thirty years of working in education and educational retail, Jude trained as a Soul Midwife in 2013, and has since continued to work alongside families, Care Agencies, GPs, District Nurses and Hospice at Home to support those at end of life who wish to die at home.

Jude is a member of the National Association of Complementary Therapists in Supportive and Palliative Care and of the International Observatory on End of Life Care. Living and working in Scotland, she is also a member of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, whose vision is ‘to create a Scotland where everyone knows how to help when someone is dying or grieving.’

Call: ‭07790 919774‬

London

Krista Hughes - Soul Midwife and Mentor

Krista Hughes - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Krista is a Soul Midwife, Mentor, Introductory Day Tutor, and TLC trainer (and supports curriculum development in the SM School)

Krista has a long-standing background in teaching and as a University Lecturer in Primary Education. She is also a Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher and Holistic Relaxation Therapist, and she is training as a Medical Herbalist.

She trained as a Soul Midwife in 2013 and works actively in the community. She represents  Soul Midwives on the NHS Surrey Heartlands End Of Life and Palliative Care Strategy Group.She has a salaried role  as “Therapy Lead Soul Midwife ” at The Mulberry Centre, a charity  providing information and services for those affected by cancer and anyone with and end of life diagnosis is referred to Krista and her team for support.

Krista is passionate about helping everyone to unlock innate skills and knowledge in compassionate care, so that death and care for the dying are brought back into life and living.

The North and Ireland

Helen Latham - Soul Midwife and Mentor

Helen Latham

Helen spent more than thirty years as a High School teacher of Philosophy and Ethics before training to be a Soul Midwife in 2017.

She brings to her work additional skills and qualifications in hypnotherapy and aromatherapy.

She is also a TLC tutor and regional mentor and regularly hosts an online Death Cafe. She has taken an active part in Dying Matters Week in her local community and hosts regular “Meet a Soul Midwife” coffee mornings. Whenever possible Helen regularly spends time with patients in her local hospital and care homes who are receiving End of Life care and believes that anyone can be trained in end of life skills.

Call: 07736 048706

Somerset and Avon

Cathy Chiplen - Soul Midwife and Mentor

Cathy is our Soul Midwife Mentor for Somerset and Avon. She is a highly  skilled  Soul Midwife, Thanatologist, complementary therapist and Reiki master.

She has a particular interest rites and practices of death and grief in indigenous cultures. Cathy’s studies of grief practices, coupled with her own personal losses, have led to an interest in ‘Grief Tending’ with particular reference to the teachings of Francis Weller in his seminal work ‘The Wild Edge of Sorrow’. Cathy feels she has further callings in this direction as a natural extension of her Soul Midwifery work

Cathy is both a Trustee and Therapist for Somerset-based baby and child loss charity “Towards Tomorrow”

She is also a co-host of Death Café Taunton, which gained gained national media recognition for it’s proactive approach to Covid-19 lockdown, being one of the first Death Cafés to go ‘online’ during lockdown.

 

Call: 07752 899288

The Midlands

Tracey Vickery - Soul Midwife and Mentor

Tracey Vickery - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Tracey has a background as a degree trained Oncology/Haematology Nurse with a wealth of end of life experience within the acute hospital setting.

She qualified as a Soul Midwife in 2017 and has since completed her Level 2 and she is also a TLC trainer (taking the TLC training days into a group of national care homes) and is a regional Mentor for Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

She has delivered a presentation on Soul Midwifery during Dying Matters Awareness Week at a university to student nurses. She is a volunteer Soul Midwife/Chaplain at her local hospital and runs a local Death Cafe in her community.

Tracey has also been actively involved in the SM in Residence scheme within the Midands and is is openly active about encouraging everyone to talk about all aspects of death and dying with an open and compassionate heart.

Call: 07814 219611

The South West

Ashley Liddington - Soul Midwife and Mentor

Ashley

Ashley is a Soul Midwife, Mentor and TLC trainer, having completed both Level 1 and 2. He is a passionate advocate for the work of the school as well as the use of holistic therapy in end of life care with a particular interest in aromatherapy, flower essences and sacred oils.

Having worked as a chaplain within the private care sector for over 15 years he holds qualifications in many areas including, Community Chaplaincy, Grief and Bereavement Counselling, End of Life Care, Spiritual Care, Dementia Support, Aromatherapy and Mental Health First Aid.

Along with his Soul midwife work he currently works in private healthcare as a Chaplaincy and Wellbeing Services Manager where he is also the company trainer for End of Life Care, Grief and Bereavement and Equality and Diversity as well as training all care home teams to use the TLC model of care.

In 2019 was made a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Funeral Celebrants and in 2020 a Fellow of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners for his dedication and commitment to End of Life Ministry.

Call: 07981 689395

USA & Canada

Dawn Young - Soul Midwife and Mentor

DawnYoung

Dawn’s work with the sick began as a Cardiovascular Technologist in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. She began working with the dying in 2011 and then trained as a Soul Midwife in 2015 & 2016. Her decision to become a Soul Midwife was influenced by a need she saw in her community to complement the care provided by Hospice and caregivers. Her training as a Soul Midwife enabled her to bring holistic and spiritual healing to her work as well.

Dawn is deeply drawn to this emotional and sensitive time when a life ends. Although this is a time of profound sadness, there also exist moments of emotional and spiritual healing and unconditional love.

She continues to work with the dying as a Soul Midwife, Hospice volunteer, and a No One Dies Alone volunteer at her local hospital and two care centers. For the past six years she has also co-facilitated a community grief group sponsored by Hospice.

Dawn is a member of the National End of Life Doula’s Association where she has earned their proficiency designation for her knowledge in End-of-Life care.

Call: 001 973 224 6858