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Grief Training for Staff

Grief in the Workplace (GITW) helps organisations to support staff who are experiencing loss and grief. This can be from personal losses, such as the death of a loved one, or professional losses, such as the death of a colleague or patient. 

“Staff  found Irish Hospice Foundation to be very helpful. Breffni adapted the training to the specific needs of our service with very short notice. He was very professional throughout, responding promptly to any queries and communicating in a very relaxed, clear manner. ” 

Anita Gallagher, Disability Service Manager, HSE Donegal

Read more about the theory behind the Grief in the Workplace programme in our Bereavement & Loss hub

Training Options 

We provide a number of training options to help organisations support their staff who experience grief and loss: 

Facilitated Online Workshops 

Grief in the workplace during Covid-19: For Staff  

eLearning Courses 

Coping with Grief for Staff – Irish Hospice Foundation  

Customised Workshops 

We can customise online training workshops for your staff on coping with grief to meet your individual organisational needs.  Please contact [email protected] for further details. 

Breffni McGuinness is a National Bereavement Development Specialist working with Irish Hospice Foundation. He has developed the ‘Grief in the Workplace’ programme to support employees and organisations around grief and bereavement. This involves research, education, training and consultancy to workplaces and employers on how to provide effective support to employees who are grieving. With a background in pastoral care and psychotherapy, he has worked with unions and employer organisations to develop resources on bereavement policies, suicide, and supports for staff who are grieving.

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Contact Breffni: email Breffni Mc Guinness or call (01) 6793188.

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