Everyone experiences loss. There are helpful and harmful ways you can help your colleagues during this time
|SuperFriend is a national mental health promotion foundation focused on developing mentally healthy workplaces. They provide workplaces with tailored solutions to support them on this journey.|
Grief impacts on the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing of the person who has experienced loss. Everyone experiences grief throughout their life, whether it be through the loss of a loved one, a house, a relationship or the after effects of a traumatic event. At any time, one in 10 employees are likely to be affected (McGuinness, 2009).
A compassionate and supportive approach demonstrates that the organisation values its employees, helps build commitment, reduces sick leave, and reduces staff turnover. If left unaddressed, grief can have a major impact on both our personal and working lives.
Fearing saying or doing the wrong thing can be a barrier to colleagues supporting each other during times of loss. SuperFriend’s innovative ‘Managing Bereavement, Grief and Loss’ is an easy-to-use, 20-minute e-learning module that gives employees and employers the skills and conﬁdence to help a colleague during this time. Participants will learn the right and wrong ways to broach what can sometimes be a difﬁcult subject, leading to a healthier, more empowered and resilient workforce.
What are the benefits of the program?
- Creates greater connectedness and support in your workplace to reduce the impact of grief and loss
- Teaches staff how to support colleagues in times of loss
- Provides supporting educational resources with audio accessibility
- Can be installed on your workplace’s own learning management system or intranet
- Can be completed by employees in their leisure and can also be revisited by employees and managers in times of need
It can be purchased as a single-user license (from $35) or outright for your company to own (from $400).
“All the feedback has been positive and the team feel the course is really informative and valuable so far – so thankyou!”
Group People & Development Project Manager, Sussan Clothing