Podcast : Amy Gibney, National Coordinator – Grief in the Workplace, Irish Hospice Foundation

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Podcast : Amy Gibney, National Coordinator – Grief in the Workplace, Irish Hospice Foundation

Guest presenter Andrea Hayes talks to Amy Gibney, National Coordinator, Grief in the Workplace & Grief Awareness at the Irish Hospice Foundation. Grief is universal and one of the most painful things we’ll experience in our lifetime. A difficult part of grief is getting back a sense of normalcy, including the return to work after experiencing a loss, but returning to work while grieving may feel overwhelming. For some, work is a welcome distraction, but for most, the full-time work of grief can leave you feeling stressed, totally exhausted not to mention lacking motivation.

included below are some inportant links

IHF Bereavement Support Line Information – Trained volunteers from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday. For support or a listening ear, call this line on 1800 80 70 77. The volunteers have both lived experience and training to support people who are bereaved or people working with those who are bereaved. They can also provide detailed information for what resources and supports are available in each catchment area, should someone wish to access community or local supports.

Loss and the Grieving Process Ten-minute eLearning Module – A starting point for people to understand the grieving process which can be both informative and healing for people who have experienced grief and loss.

Loss and the Grieving Process short video – How a person may experience grief in terms of coping with the loss and also be able to restore through carrying on life’s activities.

Grief in the Workplace Hub – Information, resources and eLearning all in one place

About our guest

As the Irish Hospice Foundation’s National Coordinator for Grief in the Workplace and Grief Awareness, Amy uses her previous professional experience in mental health promotion and community work to support people in the settings of their everyday lives to stay well and cope with grief through education, social support but perhaps more importantly, through the creation of supportive environments. As a qualified Health Promotion professional and having completed a QQI Level 6 in Training, Delivery & Evaluation, Amy uses her education and experience to develop holistic education programmes designed to look at all aspects of the workplace that are relevant to good health and better grieving. Amy uses up-to-date evidence, theoretical frameworks and the human experience to ensure the content is not only supported by evidence but also reflects the experiences of a diverse population.

Email: [email protected]  Web: www.hospicefoundation.ie