Bereavement

Bereavement is the term used to explain the experience of losing someone important to us.


It can also be described as grief, where we experience a range of emotions as we gradually
adjust to the loss.


Losing someone important to us can be emotionally overwhelming and devastating
(whether that be a partner, family member, friend or pet.) It is normal to go through a range
of different physical and emotional stages during this time.


Bereavement affects us all in different ways, and it's possible to experience any range of
emotions. There is no right or wrong way to feel.


Talking to people in our support networks, such as friends and family, can help us with
managing and understanding the thoughts and feelings we may be experiencing.
Additionally talking to a professional, such as Counsellor, can also provide support.


Below is a list of organisations you find useful;

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/bereavement-support/supporting-bereaved-people/further-help

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/supporting-bereaved-children-and-young-people

https://www.cruse.org.uk/

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/information/bereavement/

https://www.winstonswish.org/