Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Grief in the Workplace – providing effective support to grieving employees’.


Bookings can be made by contacting Iris Murray email: Tel. 01 679 3188


GRIEF IN THE WORKPLACE – providing effective support to grieving employees


Date                                                                Time                           Presenter


Thursday, 27th April 2017                             9.15am – 4.15pm        Breffni McGuinness




Grief and loss are part and parcel of the workplace environment.  Whether it is someone we know who has died in an expected or tragic way, the diagnosis of a terminal illness, or the breakup of a relationship, these aspects of our lives cannot be left at the door when we come to work.  What is the best thing to do or say as a manager in such situations?


Learning Outcomes


On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:


  • understand how grief and loss can impact on employees;
  • support a bereaved employee and recognise when more help is needed;
  • create a supportive work environment for employees who are bereaved;
  • understand the key elements of a Workplace Bereavement Policy.


Presenter Profile


Breffni McGuinness is the Training and Development Officer with The Irish Hospice Foundation (Bereavement). He is a Dramatherapist and member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT).  His special interests are in workplace bereavement, hidden losses and the use of creativity in working with people who are grieving.




The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.




€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.

 For more information, please contact:

Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation

T: 01 6793188 DL: 01 6730047