Breaking The Taboo About Grief
BY TRACEY TAYLOR-HUCKFIELD
“As a society we still have a long way to go when it comes to feeling comfortable talking about and supporting each other through grief.” says Tracey Taylor-Huckfield from Sue Ryder in this ACAS interview. She wants us to break down a workplace taboo to be able to better support bereaved employees.
Bereavement is something that everyone will experience in their lives, yet as a society we still have a long way to go when it comes to feeling comfortable talking about and supporting each other through grief. I know from my role that the workplace is no exception to this, and that sometimes people struggle to get the bereavement support they need from their employer.
The conversation around workplace bereavement support has never been more important than now. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has meant that more of us have lost loved ones and some of us have had no choice but to cope with grief while being socially isolated.