Helping with bereavement

The death of a colleague or someone a colleague was caring for can be hard to manage. We have practical information for managers.

If anyone at work needs to talk, they can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 or contact Cruse Bereavement Care.

If there are questions about pensions or insurance policies following an employee’s death, the employee's family can access our financial support online or call our Financial Guidance Service on 0808 808 00 00.

See how a manager dealt with the death of a colleague and hear advice from a bereavement counsellor, by watching our ten-minute video about managing bereavement and end of life.

You can also order the DVD containing all our support videos for employers.

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Talking about cancer

Be open and honest when talking to a colleague or employee who has been diagnosed with cancer.