Managing bereavement, grief, and loss

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 loss, 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

Who is SuperFriend?

We design and deliver mental health initiatives that enable workplaces to thrive. Check out some of our solutions and resources.

Downloadable resources

For colleagues who wish to support a workmate through grief or loss


For individuals experiencing grief or loss themselves


For managers when a team member has experienced grief or loss


Workplace mental health & wellbeing solutions


Designed by our workplace wellbeing experts, our carefully curated packages provide your organisation with a cost-effective, mental health and wellbeing solution.

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Build the mental health and wellbeing capability of your employees and people leaders with online and facilitated training, delivered virtually and on-site.

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Engage our experts for a positive approach to workplace mental health. We can assist with strategic reviews, policy design, enablement and implementation support.

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Not sure where to start? Our workplace mental health experts are here to help you.

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“We have seen a positive impact since staff undertook SuperFriend’s training. People have started to connect. There’s been a shift towards a psychologically safe workplace culture – people understand that health and wellbeing is something that we are serious about. That it’s ok to ask for help and the importance of looking out for others.”
— Lisa D’Andrea, HR Manager Hansen Yuncken
“We chose SuperFriend because it was just really clear speaking to you both [Pippa and Mark] that you are people who are really genuine, really authentic, easy to talk to – you weren’t trying to bamboozle us with lots of fancy acronyms or language about things. You were truly listening, so it was really a two-way discussion. You genuinely wanted to understand our business, what was going on for us.”
— Jo McManus, Head of People & Performance at Twinings Australia

“We are delighted with the results and they speak volumes. Of the targeted staff, 77% completed the course with 65% of the team stating that they had gained knowledge and better yet, 81% of people said that they intended to implement this knowledge.”

— Amra Broughton, Director, People & Development at Ralph Lauren