Grief cannot be left at the door when an employee comes to work. Many managers and colleagues want to do the right thing but are unsure about how to support a bereaved colleague. To address this, the Irish Hospice Foundation has created a series of resources and training programmes for organisations and staff to help them understand grief in the workplace, the impact grief has on the bereaved and their colleagues, and ways in which bereaved people can be positively supported.
Bereavement support in the workplace Grief is something all employees experience, and it will inevitably also impact colleagues in some way. Managing grief at work is important. Bereavement policies are not just good practice, they are extremely helpful to employees and managers, ensuring a proactive and equitable approach to managing employee grief by clearly defining employee […] Read more >
Resources Template guide for organisations We have developed a template guide organisations can adapt for their own employees and to include details relevant to their company. It provides details on issues like returning to work and bereavement entitlements. Access the guide. Video: Suicide in the workplace Bereavement leaflets The Irish Hospice Foundation has published a […] Read more >