Resources for grief in the workplace
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
The Irish Hospice Foundation has published a series of five leaflets intended to answer common questions about dealing with grief in the workplace.
Bereavement booklets and guides
A number of other organisations have developed booklets to offer guidance in supporting employees who have been bereaved.
Death of an employee’s child
New Anam Cara guidelines on how to support an employee whose child has died.
These include what to do when you hear of the death, how to talk to the bereaved employee and what is helpful and unhelpful for the employee.
General bereavement at work
New ACAS (Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service) UK guidelines for employers on Managing Bereavement in the Workplace.
This guide draws on the experience of bereavement support organisations in the UK as well as the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation to provide employers with practical best practice advice for supporting employees who are bereaved. The sections on how to support an employee whose child has died, and the Frequently Asked Questions are particularly useful. Read this guide.