When a death occurs, unexpectedly or predictably, the colleague affected by this shock is legitimately subject to psychological suffering that will extend throughout the grieving process. In addition to the frequent sick leave resulting from a death, it is difficult for the bereaved to be at work, for various reasons, which are often very personal and related to the history of the individual.
Colleagues and line managers also experience a loss of bearings, often unaware of how to address the bereaved, what to do to relieve a suffering over which they have no hold.
And how to react then when the death directly concerns one of the members of the team?
Companies are still very poor at dealing with the death of a colleague or a relative, whether it is a natural death, accident, illness or suicide. Pétillances now helps on two levels. Prevention first, to use training to equip the workers of the company to deal with the shock when it occurs. Then by supporting employees and teams facing death through the establishment of psychological support cells. Death must not remain a taboo subject and it requires specific preparedness, just like all the other psychosocial risks we work on every day.
Death is part of life and concerns every human being, regardless of their function, origin, hierarchy or history. We wanted to demystify it, creating in particular an easy-to-use educational tool called Chemin du Deuil (“Path of Mourning”). Combined with our Burnout Ruler, it supports the company’s stakeholders in the prevention of psychosocial risks.