Supporting employees who are bereaved is a key part of staff wellbeing. Grief in the Workplace provides support, training, resources and advice to employers and employees based on research and best practice.
Training programmes helping organisations support employees who are experiencing loss and grief. These loss situations could include: the death of a staff member; the terminal illness of a staff member; the death of a relative or close friend of a staff member.
This document and e-learning course was designed specifically with employers and union representatives in mind. They aim to help the response to suicide in the workplace by providing practical, sensible and sensitive guidelines to support colleagues who are grieving.
Grieving can be challenging at the best of times but the COVID-19 pandemic has made things more difficult for those employees whose loved ones or friends have died. We offer a 'Bereavement First Aid' as a guide on how to respond and support.
You can play an important role, along with family, friends and your employer, in helping a bereaved colleague find their way through the grieving process. Support from colleagues and the workplace can make a difficult situation less painful.