Educational Workshops For Businesses

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What Does A Workshop Include?

Through feedback in the support we provide to families we have served, it has become evident that there can be significant challenges faced around their return to work after a bereavement.

In response to this, we have developed an educational package to help employers and colleagues feel confident in supporting a member of their team on a return to the workplace.

The Workshop content includes:

  • A brief overview of the theory of bereavement
  • The reality of how a bereavement can impact an employee 
  • The needs of a bereaved person in the workplace:

             - From management and HR     

             - From colleagues

  • Gaining an understanding the grief journey and the impact of secondary and previous losses 

Bespoke Projects For Businesses

We can provide a wide range of services that follow on from the initial workshop. This can be in the form of:

  • Reviewing or creating a Bereavement Policy
  • Creating workshops for other members of the team with different challenges
  • Giving immediate advice or providing support when a bereavement occurs to one of your colleagues or a colleague passes away

As an example, we created a dedicated workshop to Independent Financial Advisers who deal with bereaved clients on a regular basis. This had particular emphasis on active listening and communication styles to the bereaved clients. Some of the advisors had struggled with adapting their communication style and were worried about saying the wrong thing. The outcome of the workshop was that all those present felt more confident and had a broader understanding of bereavement, together with some empathy of what their clients were going through.


Our team is highly experienced and passionate about making a difference. We can create support that suits your needs and particular challenges. If you have any queries or need any support, please contact our Bereavement Support team using the enquiry form below or by calling us on 01455 637457.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Through feedback in the support provided to family we have served it has become evident that there are significant challenges being faced around their return to work after a bereavement. The Bereavement Educational workshops are designed to help employers and colleagues feel more confident in supporting a bereaved member of their team in the workplace. We feel that it is far better to approach bereavement support in a proactive manor. Developing a supportive environment can lead to the bereaved feeling more able to return to the workplace

The Bereavement Education Workshops are beneficial to all employees, regardless of their role. The initial workshops are often attended by human resources staff or managers and team leaders, as they tend to be the first point of contact for a bereaved employee. 

We recommend keeping the workshops to a small group of 5 to 8 people. Small groups enable individuals the space to get as much out of the session as possible.

Our workshops are delivered by experienced bereavement specialists who are also fully trained counsellors. They will consult with you to gain an understanding of your business to tailor a bespoke workshop that is relevant to your needs. 

The initial workshop’s aim is:

  • To gain an understanding of the grief process
  • To develop confidence in supporting bereaved employees and colleagues
  • To understand the importance of a Workplace Bereavement Policy
  • To gain skills to empathically respond to the needs of the bereaved

Workshops for 5-8 members of staff are charged at £295 per 90 minute session. Bespoke workshops designed for specific groups such as customer facing staff are also charged at £295. We offer rapid response support in the event of an unexpected bereavement, and this is charged at £60 per hour.

We will come to your company to deliver the workshop at a date and time to suit you. We need you to provide an appropriately sized room and a screen for a Power Point presentation.

Following on from the initial Bereavement Education Workshop businesses often identify other groups of staff that would befit from Bereavement Education. We can then work with you to design a bespoke workshop tailored to that specific group. 

We can work with you on the development of a Workplace Bereavement Policy, as well as offering ongoing consultation with any bereavement support issues that may arise in the future.    

Our Bereavement Support Team
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