Grief is a natural response when someone dies. It can be a very difficult time, and it’s possible that someone who is grieving might need some extra support to help them manage their working life. For example, they might need some time off, or the chance to take some time out in a quiet space if they start feeling overwhelmed. This web page from Dying Matters provides information on finding bereavement services along with advice on how to support someone who has been bereaved, which might be helpful if someone in your workplace has lost a loved one recently.
COVID-19 is causing many people to die before their time. This can be very distressing for those who work with vulnerable people, who not only may feel bereaved themselves but may also have to support patients' friends and family. This guide can help.
This PDF guide covers some of the areas you will need to think about as staff come back, including managing the risk of the virus transmitting, providing reassurance, and teaching line managers about new procedures.
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