Helpline for bereaved staff

Employees who have lost loved ones
can receive support and advice from a new national telephone helpline.

HR managers will be able to refer
bereaved employees and their families to the helpline, which is staffed by
members of Winston’s Wish, the bereavement charity.

UK insurer Swiss Life has ploughed
£500 000 into the helpline, which is available at a local line rate.

"This helpline is available to
any human resources manager who would find independent input helpful in dealing
with cases involving child bereavement," said Steve Burnett, Swiss Life’s
managing director.

The Winston’s Wish Family Line is on
(0845) 2030405.

Karen Higginbottom

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