"I am the Area Manager for several of the Registered Care Homes that Judy gave workshops to, in Caring for People with Dementia and Grief and Bereavement. I have received very positive feed back from the participants that the training was informative, interesting and relevant. Given the diversity of our employees and under equal opportunities, full consideration was given to those for whom English is not a first language. Handouts were prepared and distributed for staff to use as a point of reference at a later date.

Judy was responsive and empathetic when we needed immediate support for staff following the sudden demise of a service user and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a trainer."

Ayesha Trott
Area Manager for The Regard Partnership

Grief in the Workplace

During the mid 1980’s in the U.S.A. it was estimated that $75 billion dollars per year were lost due to grief in the workplace. Whatever the rate of exchange – that comes to a lot of ££££’s.


Most of us will experience bereavement at some point during our working lives. It can be a life changing experience, or a moment of discomfort hastily forgotten. However, when bereavement occurs in the workplace everyone around may be affected, and productivity can come to a sudden grinding halt. Anything that disrupts work potentially threatens the survival of the organisation. Compassion and practical issues can find themselves at loggerheads and unless both can find a way to work side by side, the fallout can be devastating to all concerned.


Grief can enter through many doors of a company, both in the loss of someone close to a key employee, or the member of a team. The symptoms of grief conflict with recognised workplace behaviour and in any other circumstance they would be considered an illness, this makes it all the more surprising that most organisations do not have a template for bereavement.


This workshop, which can be fitted into an early morning or lunch time  will assist the HR department and Managers to manoeuvre safely through the minefield of human emotions that can threaten to disrupt the most professional of workplaces.


For more details please  call us on 01256 345556.