Notice anything different about What’s Your Grief? I’ll give you a hint – we got a makeover! It’s been a while since we changed or updated anything on WYG, even though we expanded to include things like:
WYG’s Online Print Store: Where grieving people and grief professionals can buy comprehensive print grief resources.
The WYG School: Where grieving people and grief professionals come together to participate in online grief education.
Each time we came up with a new project, we would create an entirely new online space for it (yes, by ourselves) and patch it together with our existing sites. Overtime What’s Your Grief started to feel like a small house that we had thrown a bunch of mismatched and poorly build additions onto. There were a few design flaws, to say the least.
We like to think of WYG as an honest to goodness community space, even though it’s online and you don’t have to leave your home to visit. It’s important to us that WYG feels like a space that is inviting, functional, and easy to navigate (despite our typos, there will always be typos). Ideally, we wanted the WYG blog to be at the center of our online community and for activity to flow easily from one space to the other.
We’ve made quite a few changes. We’ll highlight the few we think are most important below.
This isn’t a change, rather we want to reassure you that nothing will change with regards to WYG’s grief support articles. These articles, and the discussion that happens in the comments section and on social media, will always be at the heart of everything we do. We will continue to offer 1-2 grief support articles a week, free from cost and advertising. If you haven’t subscribed to receive these articles to your email inbox, do that now.
Not much has changed in the WYG store, although we are always working on new titles to add to our library of grief print resources. For now, we simply want to notify our registered customers that they will have to change their password the first time they log in to the new site.
We have quite a few changes to announce with regards to online courses.
- All interactive and self-paced course will now run on What’s Your Grief.
In the past, we ran our online classes on an entirely different site. For 100 different reasons, this site wasn’t cutting it. Going forward, all online classes will be held on the main What’s Your Grief site.
To access your eCourse(s), simply login in the upper right hand corner.
From there you will be able to navigate to your dashboard, courses, profile, messages, forums, etc.
- New Courses are open for registration.
We have quite a few interactive and self-paced courses open for registration at this time. Some titles include:
- Managing Grief on Special Days and Holidays
- Exploring Grief Through Photography
- 30 Day Grief Journaling Intensive
- Grief 101: A Primer for Helping Professionals
You can browse a full list of eCourses here.
- Private courses for organizations:
We now have the ability to run private courses for organizations and their employees, volunteers, and the people they serve. Contact [email protected] for details.
- Future eCourse Collaboration:
As we expand our online course offerings, we will open up space for grief professionals and content experts to run their own courses through the school. If you are interested in developing a course, please contact [email protected] for details.
We hope you find the new site inviting and easy to use. We will be back later in the week with a new grief support article.