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Webinar: Supporting Employees with Death, Bereavement, and Grief During COVID-19 and Beyond

Jul 21
Date and time
Tue, 21 July  @  14:30  -  15:30
Webinar United Kingdom
Senior managers, Open to BITC members and non-members
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Senior managers

Tue, 21 July 2020  @  14:30  –  15:30

Join this webinar to learn about how responsible business should acknowledge and respond to death in exceptional times.

The UK currently has the third highest number of recorded coronavirus deaths in the world. Only the United States and Brazil have had more, and both countries have far bigger populations.

Most of the UK population will be touched by death, bereavement and grief caused directly or indirectly during the pandemic. Restrictive measures have presented additional challenges to the grieving process, burial arrangements and funerals of loved ones.

Yet, in the UK there is a reluctance to talk about the taboo topic of death.

Now is the time for all employers to take a pragmatic approach to considering the impact that deaths during coronavirus will have on colleagues working in their organisations.

The sensitivities of not handling COVID19–related deaths well will risk mental health issues and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the serious implications of what happens if trauma is left untreated.

Guest speakers

  • Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London
  • Isabelle Haigh, Head of Plant Operations, National Grid
  • Anna Purchas, Partner, Head of People, KPMG UK
  • Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community (BITC)

This webinar is aimed at leaders and senior practitioners.

Contact details and further information

This event is free to members and non-members of BITC.

For more details, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

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