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Idea from Niamh Griffin

Title

Five ways technology can help you support bereaved employees

Summary

Most small to medium businesses can offer up to four days bereavement leave but The Grief Index shows 85% of managers felt their abilities were compromised for months after a death. Those working in health don’t automatically open up about their own mental health struggles. Technology can help breach what psychotherapist Julia Samuel calls ‘a conspiracy of silence’ especially over holiday periods when grief and celebrations clash.

Author

Niamh Griffin

Industry Category

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Keywords

  • healthtech
  • mental health
  • bereavement
  • employee wellness
  • mobile app
  • virtual reality
  • care
  • Links

  • https://interestingengineering.com/vr-ar-in-health-applications-powered-by-users-biometrics-eases-stress-and-anxiety
  • https://www.grief.org.au/ACGB/About_ACGB/News/News/Media_Release_-_Introducing_MyGrief.aspx
  • https://www.newyorklife.com/newsroom/2019/complicated-grief-launches-app
  • https://hbr.org/2019/07/when-a-colleague-is-grieving