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At least 1 in 4 pregnancies in the UK ends in loss during pregnancy or birth.
With most of these losses occurring in people who are of working age, this is unequivocally a workplace concern. Recent research has found that 24% of people considered leaving their job due to their experience at work after their loss. Therefore, we know that workplaces have a really important role in supporting people who experience pregnancy and baby loss.
But we know that it can be hard to know what to do or say for the best. And when we feel unsure, we can become fearful of ‘getting it wrong’ so therefore stay silent. This can leave people feeling even more alone and isolated when navigating an incredibly difficult time.
Whether you’re looking to raise general awareness about pregnancy and baby loss, or looking to support a member of your team who’s suffered a loss, our aim is to educate and empower everyone in the workplace to know how they can make a difference. Facilitated by a Clinical Psychologist who shares her own personal experiences and insights of loss alongside evidence-based information, this engaging and informative session will increase your understanding of pregnancy and baby loss, its impact and will provide some practical actions that you can take forward.
This 60 minute session will cover:
What do we mean by pregnancy and baby loss?
The impact of loss physically and emotionally (including on partners)
Why loss matters in the workplace
The support and understanding that people need
What we can all do to make a difference
How to look after yourself when looking after other people