Bereavement Training

Bereavement Training

Bereavement In The Workplace Training, Covid-19 Bereavement Support Training and Suicide Awareness Training are just some examples of the training that Rosedale has and will continue to be delivering over the next month.

Bereavement in the Workplace Training

Chris Davies MBE inspired our work with bereaved children in schools when his wife Rosemary died, and he donated funds to kick start the training that we have delivered for over a decade to ensure that bereaved pupils in Norfolk are supported whilst at school.

As a result of Chris’ legacy, employers in our catchment area are being given an opportunity to ensure that their workplace is geared up to respond to a death of a member of staff, or indeed how to support a member of staff who has been bereaved. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to take away the pain. Grief is something that must be worked through. There is no set time to say when someone will feel better, and this means that bereavement in the workplace can be challenging to manage. Employees may:

• need to take time off unexpectedly

• find their performance is impacted

• be temporarily unable to perform certain roles

Our three-hour interactive workshop would benefit business owners, managers in Human Resources, Health, Safety and Well-Being Officers, Line Managers, Mental Health First Aiders, or anyone with a pastoral role within a workplace. The training will help participants to explore the impact that bereavement can have on the individual at work, helping them gain an insight into what bereavement feels like and understanding that the full emotional impact of the bereavement may not be felt for some time after a death.

A compassionate and supportive approach demonstrates that you value your staff, helps build commitment, reduces sickness absence and retains the workforce. The training will help to unpick the ACAS guidelines around bereavement at work and give you guidance on what kind of support might be appropriate for your organisation to offer and where other professional support could be accessed. We will share additional resources on bereavement support groups, helpful literature, details of special events in your area and ideas for signposting that will leave course participants feeling empowered to have compassionate and effective conversations with bereaved employees.

On completion of the workshop, we aim for participants to have all the tools they need to develop a bereavement policy for their organisation.

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Covid-19 Bereavement Support training

This interactive zoom training session will enable delegates to develop an understanding of what normal grief is and considers how being bereaved by Covid-19 can make for a complicated grief. Covering the importance of empathy over sympathy and how active listening is more important than ever when we can’t communicate face to face, the training aims for delegates to:

• feel confident supporting those who have been bereaved through Covid 19

• be able to use appropriate language

• to understand what may or may not be helpful

• be able to signpost to other organisations who offer specialist support

The course fee covers a workbook which will become an invaluable guide to the models and theories of grief, how you can help a bereaved person now, as well as considering what ongoing support may be required and dispelling many of the myths around grief and grieving.

“A really informative and interactive session pitched at just the right level. The two trainers have a really relaxed and calm way of imparting their knowledge. There was plenty of checking on the participants welfare throughout the session, and the support information sent after the training was invaluable. I feel prepared should I be called upon to deliver bereavement support during this unprecedented time.”

Quote from a member of Norfolk Police

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Supporting Those Bereaved Through Suicide

Bereavement through suicide has been described as “grief with the volume turned up.” When someone who is bereaved through suicide gets the support that they need, this protects them and helps to reduce the suicide contagion factor.

Inappropriate use of terminology and outdated attitudes can mean those bereaved through suicide can often feel unsupported and isolated:

“I spent a large amount of time trying to ‘solve’ why my son had decided to take his own life. I internalised all these feelings which made things worse and worse for me. I just wanted to curl up in a ball and let life pass me by. I ended up reaching crisis point and was desperately trying to escape from the permanent anguish I felt. It was at this point that I decided I needed to share how I felt. That has been the game changer. Since I started talking about what I feel I have found the strength to move forward.”

Dean, whose son died.

Investment in staff training in areas such as Suicide Awareness ensures that those who are supporting those bereaved through suicide are doing so with knowledge, understanding and with the resources enabling them to deliver the highest level of support within the organisation.

Keeping delegates safe is a key consideration when delivering training of this nature on line and their well being will be monitored throughout. Previous participants of this training have said that they feel their personal confidence has grown in supporting those bereaved through suicide, and that they leave with a greater understanding of the ‘Help is at Hand’ book and other great tools.

“I found it very useful indeed and was most impressed by your thoughtful and compassionate understanding of bereavement. Thank you for all that you do at Rosedale to help people in their time of grief.”

Written by a recent participant.

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