Bereavement Support

Dying matters, and the care we provide does not stop once a loved one has died, it simply extends itself to family, friends and carers and aims to help you adjust to a new way of living.

We never want loved ones to feel alone or isolated in grief, whether you are experiencing loneliness and numbness, disbelief, confusion, exhaustion, guilt, regret, anger or rejection we can offer you emotional and spiritual support when you need it.

For Hospice, providing family support is especially important and sensitive. From one-to-one support for individuals to family group work and ‘drop in’ sessions, if you are ‘dying to be heard’, our Bereavement Support team are here to listen.

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A positive route to overcoming grief:

We would like to share with you some positive tips which you can use to help overcome your grief. Remember everybody is different; what might help some people may be different for you, but it is important to find what helps you through your grief.

  • Don't be afraid to cry. Far from being a sign of weakness, it's often a great release
  • Allow yourself to grieve, even though it may take a long time
  • Let others know how you feel
  • Be prepared to accept help from others - but don't let them influence your thoughts and decisions.
  • There is no guilt in recognising the fact that for you life goes on
  • Take each day as it comes. Keep life as normal as possible and get into a regular routine
  • In the first year of your bereavement don't be rushed into making big decisions which you might later regret, such as moving house
  • Regularly remind yourself of all the good things in your life that haven't changed which you can still enjoy when you feel ready
  • In time, look for ways of helping others and enjoy the rewards of feeling useful and needed
  • Try new interests and hobbies and make new friends







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