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Bereavement

Bereavement is very complex and can affect you in different ways. 

Understanding grief

Grief is a very complex and intensely personal issue, and can affect you in different ways. Losing someone close to you is a highly distressing experience, associated with a range of powerful emotions. There’s no ‘usual’ way to cope – everyone will cope with loss in different ways. It might feel like you’re struggling more than you ‘should,’ but for most people this isn’t anything to be concerned about. It doesn’t mean that you’re ‘weak’ or need to ‘hurry up and get on with things.’

It’s important to understand there’s no time limit – there’s no deadline on feeling better or recovering. You might feel pressured to get back to day-to-day life, and return to dealing with your usual responsibilities, but it’s important to take time to deal with your grief.

Grief is a process – you won’t feel better all at once, but it will start to get easier as time goes on. You might not realise the process is happening, but you’ll normally notice improvement. This is especially hard to remember when grief is fresh – you might feel like you’ll never get over the loss, but you will.

Losing someone close to you is a highly distressing experience, associated with a range of powerful emotions. There’s no ‘usual’ way to cope – everyone will cope with loss in different ways. 

Help deal with your feelings of bereavement and grief

Self Help Resources for Bereavement

We have collated the best information available online to help you get started on the road to recovery. 

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