Creating a Bereavement-Friendly Workplace: A Guide for Managers

This training module is split into two sessions and is tailored to give managers the skills to nurture a positive bereavement experience in the workplace.

Course content: 

Session 1:

  • Introduction to bereavement
  • What is a bereavement-friendly workplace?
  • How to develop a bereavement-friendly environment for colleagues
  • Consideration of research into workplace grief
  • Understanding the costs of grief to workplaces and employers
  • Introduction to the Bereavement Charter for Scotland

Session 2:

  • Employers’ legal duties and responsibilities
  • Managing bereavement at work
  • Having compassionate conversations around death and dying
  • Cruse Scotland services following workplace suicide /sudden death

Cruse Scotland utilises our learning content flexibly and efficiently to match your needs and we offer content across two learning environments; delivering this training either in person or online, for up to 12 delegates at a time.

All courses are delivered by one of our Training Team, who are professional trainers specialising in mental health, bereavement and trauma.


Online learning through video conferencing offers two time focused sessions of 2.5 hours each, or we can provide a one full day in-person session in your workplace.


The course, whether online or in person, is priced for up to 12 delegates attending.

Public & Private Sector

  • £1,000 for an online session
  • £1,200 for in-person training

Third Sector

  • £600 for an online session
  • £800 for in-person training

To book or for further enquiries:

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more or make a booking

T: 01738 444178


Hear from previous delegates >

Talking about Death and Dying with Children and Young People


Wellbeing when Working with Clients' Grief, Distress and Trauma