More than half of people feel pressured to return to work after a bereavement, according to a new report.

Research by Co-op Funeralcare also found that two in five adults felt isolated when they went back to their job after losing a loved one.

A third of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they needed more than two weeks off before being ready to return to work.

A similar number felt they had to justify their level of grief dealing with the loss of someone not an immediate family member.

David Collingwood, director of funerals for Co-op Funeralcare, said: “Learning to live with grief can involve tackling going back to work, a family birthday, Christmas and many other events that will remind us of the person we’ve lost.


Date: 29th November 2018