bereavement and grief
Grief is the natural emotional response to bereavement. The loss of someone close, a family member or friend can bring intense sadness, feelings of shock and numbness. Grief can sometimes feel overwhelming, making it seem hard or even impossible to think about anything else.
If you have suffered a bereavement and are finding it difficult to cope, help is available.
Please have a look at Healthwatch’s bereavement advice and support information and The Good Grief Trust they both provide details of organisations and groups that can support you if you are grieving.
The following organisations can also provide help and guidance:
Offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies
Advice on coping with bereavement
Support for bereaved parents and their families
Provides 24-hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair
The Sue Ryder Online Community is an online peer support forum where people affected by terminal illness or bereavement can exchange messages, share their feelings and support each other