St Clare Hospice offers discount on Grief Workshop for businesses during Dying Matters Week
Charity / Thu 4th May 2023 at 07:50am
DYING Matters (8 – 14 May 2023) is a week dedicated to raising awareness of topics around death, dying and bereavement. The theme for 2023 is ‘Dying Matters at Work’ and St Clare are using the week to highlight their ‘Managing Grief’ workshops.
Claudine Armitage, St Clare Corporate Fundraiser said, “We all experience loss and grief in our lives, and most of us find it difficult to talk about. When it comes to supporting a colleague or friend at work, or line managing someone experiencing grief, we can often feel at a loss as to what to do or say to them.
“As part of Dying Matters Week, Hospice UK* have done some research and discovered although 57% of employees have experienced a bereavement in the last five years, less than one in five managers feel confident supporting someone they manage with a bereavement. The workshops will cover the death of a loved one, child or colleague.
“Here as St Clare Hospice, we have specialised in talking to people around bereavement for over 30 years. We have used our experience in this field to launch ‘Managing Grief’ workshops, delivered by our Patient and Family Support Service. The workshops are specifically aimed helping employers and line managers, manage the difficult situation of an employee bereavement, both in the immediate aftermath of bereavement and in the longer-term.
“We are encouraging business both large and small to get in touch to find out more. If they sign up during the week of Dying Matters, 8-14 May, we are giving them a 20% discount, so they benefit from the workshop for £60 which can be delivered at the Hospice on Monday19th June. “
For more information on Managing Grief, and to enquire about booking a workshop for your team, please contact our Fundraising team, on 01279 773750 or email [email protected]. Full details of the workshop can be found here https://stclarehospice.org.uk/how-we-can-help-you/bereavement-support/managing-grief/