Good Grief in the Workplace

Judith’s knowledge, enthusiasm and infectious approach were absolutely brilliant. It made the learning feel special and very personal. The class is unique and I feel that although it clearly had a structure, it was also brilliantly tailored to the group and individuals within it—my brain has been trying to assimilate all the information since—in a very positive way.

Chris Child, Chief Executive, Energize





A death occurs every minute in the UK. Death and loss related issues are estimated to cost businesses and government services approximately £84 billion per annum. However, the costs to the individual could go on for years if further issues arise that include, but are not limited to:

• Disengagement from work and/or education
• Increased absenteeism
• Low productivity and listlessness
• Clinical depression or anger issues

What a manager or colleague says to bereaved staff can make a huge difference. Saying the right thing can help diminish problems often associated with social isolation. Educating staff about death, dying and loss in a positive way can also increase team cohesion and improve the overall health and wellbeing of employees.

At CEDAR Education, we have developed programmes that can bring your work teams together and help them develop the confidence to deal with one of the greatest challenges that face the workplace – the experience of death and loss.

We run periodic programmes in Death Education around Shropshire and West Midlands, which you can find here. 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