GUIDANCE & ADVICE
People react in different ways to loss. Most people will grieve when they lose someone important to them, but the way grief can affect you depends on lots of things including the kind of loss you have suffered, your upbringing, your beliefs and religion, your age, your relationship with the person you’ve lost and even your mental or physical health.
Grief often brings about both physical and emotional pain. Shock, anger, sadness, guilt, regret, numbness and loneliness are some emotions that you may feel.
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to take the pain away. Grief is something you have to work through. There is no set time to say when you will feel better. Unfortunately, some people may take a lot longer to recover than others.
NEED TO TALK?
Use our Grief Chat to talk to a specially trained bereavement counsellor
COMING TO TERMS WITH YOUR LOSS
Grief is a natural response to losing someone that’s important to you. Everyone grieves in their own way; there is no right or wrong way to grieve so long as you are not harming yourself or those around you.
Cruse Bereavement Care (England and Wales)
Cruse can help anyone who has lost someone they love.
Call: 0844 477 9400
Young persons helpline: 0808 808 1677
Cruse Bereavement Care, PO Box 800, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RG
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Call: 0845 600 2227
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, Riverview House, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DF
Samaritans offer a 24-hour phone listening service.
Call: 08457 90 90 90
This is a good source of practical help and advice and is particularly helpful with financial or legal problems.
To find your nearest bureau visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk
The Compassionate Friends
They offer help for parents whose children have died.
Call: 0845 123 2304
The Compassionate Friends, 53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN
The Child Death Helpline
Call: 0800 282 986 (Mon to Fri 10am to 1pm, Tues and Wed 1pm to 4pm and every evening 7pm to 10pm).