Learning to grieve - A unique journey for everyone
When somebody dies, there are a number of practicalities which need to be taken care of. We understand that it can all be unfamiliar territory and an extremely daunting prospect at a time when you may feel least able to cope. We are here to help you along the way, but with our peace of mind list, you may also find some reassurance in knowing the main aspect to be considered and dealt with.
There are no easy answers to coping with the grief and stress which losing a much-loved member of the family brings and we are all different. However, here are some suggestions which have been compiled by those who have themselves experienced bereavement and they may help families to find their own path to easing the pain a little.
Every experience of grief is different and what works for someone in easing their grief may not for others. We hope the advice contained in this guide by Amber Lloyd helps you to find some comfort.
Based on, and including, information from the documentary ‘Learning to Grieve’ by George Shelley, currently available on BBC iPlayer.
For those that have tragically suffered the death of a loved one during the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope the guide below; 'Grieving alone & together' will provide some comfort and support, helping you and your loved ones to begin to navigate the difficult path of grief in these strangest of times.
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.
The UK's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Age UK provides companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.
The Anne Robson Trust is a pre-bereavement charity that offers company and support to anyone facing the end of life themselves, or those who are dealing with the death of a loved one.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.
A resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.