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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.

Grief at work resource pack

Video: Suicide in the workplace

Bereavement leaflets

The Irish Hospice Foundation has published a series of five leaflets intended to answer common questions about dealing with grief in the workplace.

Initial communication with a worker who is bereaved

resources what do i say

Delivering bad news in the workplace

resources what is bad news

Returning to work after a bereavement

resources how can i help

Supporting a worker who is bereaved

resources what do i do

How does grief work?

resources the grieving process

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

resources anam cara booklet

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.
Read these guidelines.

General bereavement at work

New ACAS (Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service) UK guidelines for employers on Managing Bereavement in the Workplace.

resources ACAS guide

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.


Updated 09/12/2016

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