How to manage grief and trauma in the South African workplace

By Food Focus on 04 August 2021

South Africa has gone through a great deal of national instability in the last 18 months, due to COVID, the impact on working environments, job security and economic challenges. Add the unrest in recent weeks, and it is not surprising that there is an impact on the workforce.

We chatted to qualified grief psychologist, Annale Krogh about what grief looks like and how we can manage the effects of what has happened in the last 18 months.  Annale discussed some practical ways that we can use to help our teams and our colleagues.

The link to ICAS South Africa for support services is a follows: 

Food Focus will publish a worksheet for practical guidance on this topic shortly, so watch this space.

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been
given the chance to work through difficult problems.”  Gever Tulley

Our Guest Speaker: Annale Krogh

Annale has been a therapist for 33 years and has been doing grief counseling for 25 years.  She qualified as a Psychologist from the University of Pretoria, and did a further Post Masters in Psycho-Neuro Pathology at the University of Johannesburg. 

Annale completed an International Expert Grief course in 2004 through a Canadian University, and has been an expert guest on the television show Carte Blanche and well as many radio talk shows.

Presently, she is doing webinars for companies on grief and dealing with the pandemic, which has been much needed during this time, and has had consistently positive feedback on the effectiveness and helpfulness of these talks.

To contact Annale for more information click here