There's a Reason You're Here
We all need to grieve. To shed sorrow and recover the joy of life. Grief is a natural response to loss. It strikes in direct proportion to love: the more we love a person or a thing, the more we experience grief when we lose it or them. In our world there are so many things that cause us pain and sorrow:
Big griefs: our loved ones die; our relationships end; we lose our jobs. AND
Everyday griefs: a friend lets us down; our children struggle; we feel the loss of roots and community; we are beset by anxiety and fear about the state of the world.
Some days life is just hard. Grief that is held down or suppressed blocks joy or happiness; and – worse – we may feel anger, rage and frustration. Or sometimes we just feel numb. It’s tiring trying to keep all these feelings in.
Connect with a community of people and a shared path
Grief effects everyone- Explore the impact of loss and grief on individuals, friends, families and colleagues.
Gain information that right for you- Improve knowledge of how to provide emotional and practical support to someone who is grieving.
Understand your own process and explore your feelings and emotion, When is a good time to seek help?
Discover new ways to cope. Gain a broader understanding of the grieving process by looking at current models and examples. In particular familiarise yourself with the stages of grief.
Understand how to communicate effectively and compassionately with someone who is grieving.
Podcast, community, resources, self help
Winston wish - Supporting a young person through grief
Great postcost -
Leanring about related health conditions
Research, walks and tranning
The good grief project
Retreats, books, films, community.
Mind – Stages of grief, links and phone lines
Cruse Bereavement Care – offers face-to-face, telephone, email and online support for anyone who has experienced a loss and training for organizations
0808 808 1677
BEAD (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs) – provides information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.
Child Bereavement UK - provides support for anyone who has lost a child, and for children themselves who are bereaved.
0800 028 8840
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS) – provides information and support for anybody affected by the death of a baby.
0808 164 3332
The Compassionate Friends – offers a range of services supporting bereaved parents and their families.
0345 123 2304
Sue Ryder - offers bereavement support, as well as care for people with terminal illness and neurological conditions. This includes ways of finding bereavement support online, including an online community and text service.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
Emotional and practical support and local groups for anyone bereaved or affected by suicide.
Books and Articals