Good Grief in Health & Social Care

The knowledge of the instructor was amazing and left me wanting to learn more. It will change the way I work, and it has changed how I think about myself personally

Emily Brown – NHS RESUS Team






Those who work in health and social care can find dealing with bereaved families and individuals challenging and uncomfortable. Nevertheless, they are often the first persons to engage with a family after a death has occurred within a medical or healthcare institution. Bereaved patients and survivors can experience issues connected with social isolation that include, but are not limited to:

• Self-harming
• Alcoholism or drug abuse
• Clinical depression
• Anger issues or escalating violence
• Low productivity and listlessness

What a healthcare provider says at the time of a death can make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of the bereaved. Saying the right thing can help diminish problems often associated with social isolation. Educating staff about how to talk about death, dying and loss in a positive way can also increase team cohesion and improve the overall health and wellbeing of staff affected by a loss.

At CEDAR Education, we have developed programmes that can bring your work teams together and improve their communication around this difficult topic. We run periodic programmes in Death Education with subsidies for those in health and social care. Our most popular workshops include:

Part 1: How to talk about death in healthy ways
Part 2: Understanding Grief

We are also happy to come and give a talk to your staff or create a customised programme to suit your training needs. Please contact us or call us on: 07143 387330. We are happy to return your call and speak with you about our workshops.

CEDAR  Education
CEDAR  Education  is  dedicated  to  teaching everyone  how  to  understand,  accept  and  respond to  death,  dying  and  loss  in  healthy  and appropriate  ways  with  clients,  patients,  students, and  in  personal  relationships.

CEDAR Education is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service