Grief Education for the Workplace

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Bereaved Families of Ontario - Halton/Peel now offers educational workshops on grief to the corporate sector. Since most work environments are not conducive to open conversations about grief, the BFO-HP Lunch & Learn program aims to open the dialogue and break down stereotypes, myths, and barriers facing bereaved workers.

The high cost of grief to a corporation is perhaps unknown to most businesses. The Grief Recovery Institute estimates workplace grief costs U.S. companies over $75 billion a year in reduced productivity, increased errors & accidents. Typical reactions to grief such as mental lapses, difficulty with decision-making, anxiety, withdrawal and more, can have unforeseen consequences for any organization in the form of absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased health and insurance costs.

Addressing grief in the workplace, the BFO-HP Lunch & Learn program provides grieving employees with effective coping skills, and non-grieving employees effective ways to support their co-workers. BFO-HP can also provide specifically designed workshops or training sessions as well as facilitated debriefing following the death of a business colleague, if desired.

Lunch & Learn may help boost employee morale, provide much needed workplace support to personnel, help return staff to previous productivity levels, and provide businesses with a unique service that helps their image as an employer-of-choice. It is an inexpensive, effective method of educating worker and management teams while assisting companies with staff support and retention.


For further information: For further information: To find out more about BFO-HP, the Lunch & Learn program, or grief and bereavement, please visit or call Madeleine Buhlau, Executive Director, at (905) 848-4337

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