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Bereavement and work

Experiencing a bereavement can be a daunting and unsettling time. In this episode we discuss the support that organisations can give to help their staff with a bereavement, and the considerations they should be aware of, to provide a supportive and empathetic environment at work.


We are joined by Tracey Taylor-Huckfield, Director of People and Corporate Services at Sue Ryder, Andy Langford, Clinical Director at Cruse, and Lucie Garvin, Subject Matter Expert at Acas.


We discuss:


·        How to handle a bereavement at work

·        Supporting mental health and wellbeing

·        Legal rights and considerations 


Episode resources:


Advice and guidance on how to handle a bereavement at work: https://www.acas.org.uk/time-off-for-bereavement


Download our free bereavement policy template: https://www.acas.org.uk/example-bereavement-policy


Acas Senior Policy Adviser, Adrian Wakeling’s blog on bereavement: https://www.acas.org.uk/working-with-bereavement-a-personal-reflection


Sue Ryder online support: Online Bereavement Support | Sue Ryder


Cruse online support: When your employee is bereaved - Cruse Bereavement Support


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Transcript available at www.acas.org.uk/podcast

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