Grief Support in the Workplace
Grief Support in the Workplace
Each of us will experience grief and loss at one time or another. As part of our commitment to the community, we walk alongside local businesses and organizations as they strive to support employees after the death of a co-worker or loved one.
We are committed to working with your Human Resources or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) personnel to identify the type of support needed as well as the timing and frequency of support. We personalize the program to meet the needs of your employees and your organization.
COJ Workplace Bereavement Supports Include:
- Bereavement Education & Training
- Grief in the Workplace Support & Resources
- Bereavement Crisis Intervention & Consulting
- First Responder, Healthcare, & Essential Workers Program
Bring Companions on a Journey to your organization.
One size does not fit all when it comes to grief support. Contact us to discuss what you are looking for and we can personalize a program that’s right for your group.
In the United States alone, grief-related losses in productivity may cost companies as much as $75 billion annually.
Bereavement Education & Training
Grief in the Workplace Seminar
This seminar assists employees who have experienced the loss of a co-worker. These seminars are offered as a forum to grieve and share feelings, as well as to provide educational information.
Grief in a Bag
This seminar is developed as a lunchtime forum to provide education on grief and loss that helps build a grief-sensitive culture. This series format is developed with the organization’s staff or Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to identify the number of weeks, shifts, and frequency of the presentations.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training
Question a person about suicide / Persuade the person to get help / , Refer the person to get help.
This training is designed to teach staff the warning signs of suicide in an individual or impending crisis. It is an internationally recognized program developed for laypersons and an invaluable tool, especially for management staff. We are Certified Gatekeeper Instructors for QPR Training and can provide training for your organization.
COJ will develop programs specifically for your business needs. Examples of previous programs include: Holiday Grief, Understanding Your Child and Teen’s Grief, Grief at Different Ages and Stages, Families in Grief, The Layers of Grief, Hope, Strength and Healing through Grief Retreat, and Long Distance Grief.
Grief in the Workplace Support & Resources
Ongoing Grief Support Group
COJ can develop a monthly support group for staff who are in need of ongoing support services related to grief. We will partner with your organization to determine the timing and the frequency for support. We will personalize the program to meet the needs of your employees and your organization.
For resources to share with your employees, visit our Resources page.
Bereavement Crisis Intervention & Consulting
Corporate Crisis Intervention Collaboration Design
This service is offered to corporations as a preparedness plan in the event of the sudden death of an employee or co-worker. It supplements the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), handling larger numbers of employees during a crisis. This plan is developed by our staff that has experience in both crisis intervention and disaster recovery.
First Responder, Healthcare, & Essential Workers Program
What happens when encountering death and loss is part of your job? COJ is committed to supporting first responders, health care workers, funeral home workers, and other essential workers who serve and protect our community as they navigate both personal and professional grief.
COJ Services Include:
- Targeted Bereavement Education & Resources
- Custom-designed Team Support Groups
- Individual Consultation and Crisis Support
We partner with police stations, fire stations, hospitals, and funeral homes to engage their staff in grief support and education. From support for those who witness loss on a regular basis to those experiencing the unexpected loss of a colleague, we can provide targeted support and resources.
To learn more about our support offerings or to schedule support for your police station, fire station, hospital, or funeral home, please contact us by email at griefsupport@companionsonajourney or call us at 513-870-9108.