Facing bereavement at any time is difficult both personally and professionally. It is also recognised that healthcare professionals are more prone to stress and professional burnout given their responsibility for patient care, especially during times of immense pressure in the workplace.
These situations can have an impact on our mental health and it’s important that we put the appropriate support in place to ensure that staff are supported in the sad instance that they are affected by a death, including from COVID-19 or by suicide.
Losing someone close to us, be that a colleague or a family member or friend, can be devastating. The emotions relating to grief can also emerge without bereavement, in periods of significant change.
It’s important line managers and leaders receive support as well. Remember, it’s ok to ask for help!
The support offer is here for you too.
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