Supporting a Bereaved Colleague is a Video available on WATCH & GO® — Tell me more…
Communication skills for difficult timesKnowing what to say to a colleague who has been recently bereaved can be tricky. This isn’t the time for well-intended but useless platitudes. To be most supportive and helpful, you need to take your cue from the bereaved person and this video shows you how.
Summary of learning messages
Everyone is different
Take your cue from the bereaved person you are seeking to support
Offer practical support
Let them know you care, can help with work tasks, and are available to talk if and when they wish
It's not just one conversation
The sense of bereavement doesn’t just go away; your empathy and support are likely to be needed over a period of time.
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