This resource is part of the Hospice UK Compassionate Employers Programme and is about supporting you at work if you are dealing with life-limiting or terminal illness, caring or bereavement.
It provides a series of links to places where you can find more detailed information or help if you want it. You can find all the links in the Useful Resources page. There are companion sections for human resources teams and line managers.
We spend so much of our life at work that we often get to know quite a lot about our colleagues, even if we do not actually socialise outside the workplace. These relationships can be helpful when aspects of our personal life impact on our work life.
Your personal life, your health and your home life are confidential to you. You don’t have to share any information you don’t want to.
However, you can expect your colleagues and line manager to want to be as supportive as they can when you are faced with these challenges. If you feel able to share what is going on, they will do whatever they can to make things easier.