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Navigating pet bereavement at work

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Experiencing pet bereavement while at work can be particularly challenging for many people. It can be hard to focus on work tasks or interact with colleagues while dealing with the emotions that come with the loss of a beloved pet.

Here are a few suggestions on how to cope with pet bereavement at work:

Take time off

Depending on your company's policies and your own needs, you may want to take a day or two off to grieve and process your emotions. This can allow you to focus on your own well-being and give yourself time to come to terms with your loss.

Let your supervisor know

If you need time off or need to adjust your workload, it's a good idea to let your supervisor or manager know what's going on. They may be able to offer you support or resources to help you cope.

Reach out to colleagues

If you feel comfortable, you may want to let your colleagues know about your loss. They can offer emotional support and understanding during this difficult time.

Practice self-care

Taking care of yourself is important during pet bereavement. Make sure to eat well, get enough rest, and do things that help you relax and de-stress during work breaks.

Seek professional help

If you are struggling with intense emotions, anxiety, or depression, consider reaching out to a mental health professional for support. You can book an appointment with our compassionate and understanding team here.

Remember, it's okay to take time to grieve and process your emotions. Be kind to yourself and seek out the resources and support that you need to help you through this difficult time.


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