Bereavement in the Workplace: We can help you get things right

Sands, the UK’s leading pregnancy and baby loss charity is a key provider of Bereavement in the Workplace training which is designed to help colleagues and managers to find the right words and create a supportive workplace environment.

Sands, the UK’s leading pregnancy and baby loss charity, is the key provider of Bereavement in the Workplace training. Since the start of the year, over 38,000 employees have been trained on their journey to bring better wellbeing and bereavement support to their workplace. Confidence to speak about pregnancy and baby loss increased from 65% to 97% after attending Sands’ training.

Sands’ specialised experts work with companies of all sizes to deliver a programme of live webinars and modular learning that suit the needs of your staff and wellbeing teams. Training is designed for all, and the programme covers key areas including legal rights and obligations, using sensitive and appropriate language, guidance on policies and best practice, awareness of cultural competencies and impact on colleagues and staff. This training is particularly relevant to those who are not bereaved but may be impacted by a colleague who has experienced the tragedy of pregnancy and/or baby loss.

“It’s just having that knowledge and that information to be able to make choices, to be able to help other people make choices. I think this training is such an important part of any workplace.” Elaine, bereaved mother.

The charity is proud to offer training resources that have been translated into a number of languages, audio files and EasyRead formats. Specialists are on hand to support you to implement learnings within your organisation so you can feel confident that your staff and People Leaders are empowered to deliver relevant and appropriate guidance.

If Bereavement in the Workplace is something you’d like to find out more about, organisations of all sizes can join Sands on Thursday 2 November between 11am-12pm for a Free taster session.

Following a grant from the Department of Health and Social Care, Sands are now able to offer free training to small and medium businesses (up to 249 staff). Pricing for larger organisations can be discussed upon registration.

Register for your company to take part in Bereavement in the Workplace training.

Pledge to become a Sands Champion for Baby Loss Awareness Week
Sands leads Baby Loss Awareness Week, which is a global campaign taking place every year between 9-15 October. This year Sands have launched a new initiative for companies and organisations of all sizes to become recognised as a Sands Champion for Baby Loss Awareness Week.

This is a unique way for your workplace to come together to create a safe space, raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss and show support to bereaved colleagues.

Find out how to pledge for your company to become a Sands Champion today.

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