About the course

The workplace, often viewed as a hub of productivity, is not immune to the far-reaching effects of grief and loss. Marie Curie’s ground breaking research has brought to light a startling statistic: 58% of employees report that their performance remains affected by grief months after the death of a loved one. What’s more, the phenomenon of “presenteeism,” where employees are physically present but emotionally unable to function effectively, is costing the UK economy a staggering £16 billion per year following a bereavement.

Sue Ryder’s comprehensive report, ‘Grief in the Workplace,’ further underscores the profound impact of grief, revealing that, on average, individuals experiencing intense grief take 22 days off within their first six months post-bereavement. This equates to one full working month lost, highlighting the pervasive nature of grief’s influence on professional life. Moreover, the financial ramifications extend beyond the individual, as the cost of filling a vacancy left by an employee dealing with grief can range from £20,000 to £40,000.

In just three hours, our Grief and Loss in the Workplace session (delivered on-line) will help furnish your team with the skills and knowledge required to support a team member who is dealing with bereavement.  This support may help to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, alleviate staff turnover and have a positive impact across the organisation by creating a supportive and caring culture. This session will involve how we can look after ourselves and colleagues better.  Within the session, we will be addressing myths and misconceptions, taboos, knowing where to get help, and building confidence in asking someone who is experiencing loss, how they really are feeling and what support they need.

Prospect Hospice are experts in end of life care.  As a charity, the fees charged come back into the hospice, helping us to continue to care for local people living with a terminal illness.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • HR professionals
  • Managers and team leaders
  • Employee assistance program coordinators
  • Workplace wellness advocates
  • Anyone passionate about fostering a compassionate workplace culture

Any other requirements?

You must have access to PC/lap top/tablet and WiFi.


Gina King

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If you’d like to book onto this course, please get in touch via education@prospect-hospice.net.