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Providing the right support for bereaved employees

The pandemic made bereavement a sad reality for many. Bereavement can be one of the most challenging topics to handle at work, but knowing how to sensitively help colleagues during this traumatic period can be crucial.

Gemma Bullivant, a freelance executive coach, specialises in grief support coaching and workshops for employees and managers. Gemma says when an individual loses someone close to them, their manager and colleagues can play a vital role: “If someone is well supported during the most vulnerable time of their life, they are more likely to feel whole and healthy more quickly, and to have long term engagement and trust with their workplace.”

It’s crucial that employers effectively:

  1. Create clear policies
  2. Offer employees immediate support
  3. Seek expert input
  4. Plan a caring return
  5. Provide long-term understanding

Read the full article here, or for more information, take a read of How Organisations Can Compassionately Support Bereavement and How To Support Employees Through Traumatic Changeh.