Learning to talk about grief with our colleagues, friends and family is sadly all the more important in the current circumstances. At the Loss Foundation we are committed to changing the way society thinks about death and bereavement. We know how hard it can be to know the “right” thing to say when someone is bereaved. The fear of saying something “wrong” and upsetting the person often causes many of us to avoid the subject, or even the grieving person altogether.
Learning to better support and engage with people who are grieving at work will:
We are offering a package of expert guidance for companies and mental healh practioners to learn from so they can handle delicate situations with the highest standard of care in the workplace. The package of resources is designed to be shared with your managers and staff to ensure that they feel supported during their grief.
All of the content is developed by Clinical Psychologists who specialise in bereavement support and involves sharing psychological models of grief so that you can better understand your employees’ experiences and difficulties.
All support is based on the feedback and needs evidenced by the wider public. We’ve been at the front line and we’re here to share what we’ve learned!
As part of our corporate scheme you will receive beautiful, compassionate leaflets for your staff on how to cope with grief, as well as practical guides for managers supporting grieving employees. All of our materials provide accessible summaries of the latest guidance and research around grief support.
People who do not receive adequate grief support are more likely to develop debilitating mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation.
Grief can be complex to approach as a therapist. At The Loss Foundation we offer tailored trainings facilitated by HCPC- registered clinical pychologists using an evidence-based approach rooted in our 10 years experience running cancer bereavement support groups in the community.
We provide a clear and structured path to building resilience to grief and share our experience on how to run grief support groups.
We are taking registrations of interest here for the next Cancer bereavement training in person (to be scheduled) https://mailchi.mp/thelossfoundation.org/training
We are pleased to announce that The Loss Foundation is now a full member of the CPD Certification service.
Research has consistently shown that lack of support in the workplace when grieving can have many negative effects for companies. Productivity can be lowered following a loss, with difficulties in concentration and judgment, stress, depression, lack of motivation and substance abuse.Lack of concern, compassion and support can have drastic effects for the employee, employers and wider organisation. This can include absenteeism, errors and even financial consequences.
“The information regarding differing responses for differing states of grief and how everyone grieves in an individual way was extremely useful.”
“The most helpful part of the workshop was learning the immediate things to consider when speaking with an employee who has had a bereavement.”
“Erin and Kirsten were brilliant presenters!”
“I really enjoyed the workshop and it would be useful for manager level employees.”