Dealing with death is often the most distressing and difficult experience of our lives. This information sheet is designed to help you understand and cope with some of the challenges you might face.

Grief impacts on the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing of the person who is bereaved. Whilst this is an intensely personal experience, a compassionate and flexible approach from managers can ensure that the impact on both the individual and the organisation is minimised. This guidance aims to help managers manage this difficult situation through appropriate and sensitive discussions with their employee, both in the immediate aftermath of bereavement and in the longer term. Please click here

The CCG have also produced a leaflet re: Grieving in Exceptional times, it covers both practical and emotional advice, please click here

This document was created by the National Health and Wellbeing Team for NHS England and Improvement and is aimed at NHS Colleagues.  However, there is a wealth of advice and guidance which is very relevant to other organisations, particularly information regarding the cultural practices, so please do feel free to use this as a resource if appropriate.

Bereavement Practices – Information, Guidance and Signposting for Line Managers and Individual