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How can employers help grieving staff?

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  Employers have great potential to make a significant difference in a grieving employee’s life. They can provide functional support, such as leave and flexible working arrangements, and emotional support through acknowledging their employee’s grief. This support not only provides profound benefits to the grieving employee, but also all employees in providing an example ofRead More

Signs of trauma in children

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  Lessons from an article on the Black Saturday fires in Victoria “After trauma, children can experience a range of physical and emotional reactions, including sleep problems and a lack of concentration.” Ms Vicki Trethowan, Psychologist (The Age, Monday September 3 2012, p. 13) This quote appeared in today’s Age newspaper in relation to theRead More

5 websites to help you understand and experience grief

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  We all need support when we’re grieving, and when we’re helping others go through the grieving process. We’ve listed these websites to make it easier for you to find local information and support.   Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network Bereavement Care Centre GriefLink LifelineRead More

When you feel as though your grief isn’t socially acceptable

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  Are you having trouble grieving and talking about your grief because you don’t feel as though it’s socially acceptable? This question may seem perplexing to people who have not experienced this situation. However, there are times when people feel that they can’t grieve publicly, not even to people close to them. This affects theirRead More

I’m grieving, and I’m at work

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  In many cultures, workplaces are considered to be places of reason and productivity that prefer to exclude emotion. With this understanding, grief becomes a personal issue that should be experienced in our private worlds, such as the privacy of our own homes. However, if you have experienced the loss of a loved one, itRead More