Coping with Grief

Event Details

Free


Date and Time

Wed, 15 June 2022

12:00 - 13:00


Location

Online via Zoom- the link will only be available through IOB Learn

Event Details

Free


Date and Time

Wed, 15 June 2022

12:00 - 13:00


Location

Online via Zoom- the link will only be available through IOB Learn

Event details
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IOB is delighted to be joined by The Irish Hospice Foundation for the Coping with Grief event.

 

This event will help participants understand how to cope with grief and support colleagues who are grieving.

 

By the end of the event you will be able to:

 

  • Understand the normal grieving process

  • Discuss the different types of losses and how they can affect people

  • Know how to provide basic support to someone who is bereaved

  • Outline how to take care of yourself when supporting someone who is grieving

 

Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is a national charity that addresses dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. Their vision is an Ireland where people facing end of life or bereavement, and those who care for them, are provided with the care and support that they need. From advocacy and education, to their vital services like Nurses for Night Care and Bereavement Support Line, IHF believe in the importance of dying well and grieving well wherever the place.

Breffni Mc Guinness

National Bereavement Development Specialist for Workplaces with Irish Hospice Foundation

Breffni heads up the Grief in the Workplace programme in the Irish Hospice Foundation. This provides support, education and training on coping with grief in the workplace to a broad range of sectors including health, education, IT, manufacturing, state, public and private.

Breffni has published numerous articles and resources for workplaces on supporting staff who are bereaved and the development of bereavement policies. He recently published Grief in the Workplace - Responding to Suicide – A guide for Employers. He is a Dramatherapist and member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT).

Breffni’s special interests are coping with hidden/difficult losses and the use of creativity in working with people who are grieving.

Breffni Mc Guinness