The loss of a loved one can totally devastate those of us who remain in their absence. In this section, we try to answer some of the questions you might have following the death of a loved one. We also provide connections for you to receive further advice and support from.

Useful Advice

You may be able to cope on your own, or with the invaluable help of close friends and family, but some of us will need some extra help, perhaps in the form of bereavement counselling or support groups. If you do need help, then reach out for it, visit your GP or contact one of the organisations listed below.

Your not the first person to need external help and you will certainly not be the last. Many people have benefited from bereavement counselling and there are now hundreds of bereavement support groups all over the country.

Helpful organisations

The National Association of Bereavement

This association offers advice on the best bereavement help organisations.

20 Norton Folgate
E61 DB
Telephone: 020 7247 1080

Alternatively, you might prefer to use an organisation directly. The following websites specialise in bereavement support.

Just remember…

Bereavement and grief are very complex and stressful issues. It is something that most of us will experience at one point in our lives. Everyone is different and people recover at different rates.

It's far better to remedy our grief and anxieties during the beginning stages, rather than letting it manifest itself for months, or even years. Unresolved grief can lead to to serious conditions requiring treatment and professional help. Thankfully though, few of us suffer to this extent. However unlikely that it may seem right now, there is light at the end of the tunnel, these dark times will pass. Although we will always miss our friends and loved ones, time can be a great healer.

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