Everyone experiences loss throughout their life, whether it be a loved one, a house, a relationship, a pet, or the after-effects of a traumatic event.
At any time, one in 10 employees are likely to be affected¹ by grief and, if left unaddressed, grief can have a major impact on someone’s personal and working life.
A fear of saying or doing the wrong thing can be a barrier to colleagues supporting each other during times of loss. Concerned colleagues are often too afraid of saying the wrong thing and instead say nothing — which can be the most harmful option.
SuperFriend’s Managing Bereavement, Grief, and Loss booklets help to equip employees and employers with the skills and confidence to support themselves and their colleagues experiencing loss, and educate them about the helpful actions to take during this time.
¹McGuinness, B (2009) Grief in the workplace: developing a bereavement policy. Bereavement Care 28 (1) 2-8