Everyone experiences grief differently. This analogy helps to explain how grief might affect you as time goes on.
The death of someone close to you can be emotionally traumatic. There may be intense emotions that are not easy to cope with.
The most important thing is to listen and let the bereaved person know that you care and that you’re here for them.
Christmas is traditionally a time for families and friends to get together, so it can make grief even harder to cope with.
Grief can be particularly painful during special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries and Father’s Day.
At a time when social media is full of Mother's Day messages, how do you cope if you're grieving the loss of your mum?
Whether their death was sudden or following a long illness, your whole world changes when your spouse dies.
These are unprecedented times. There’s no roadmap. We’re facing conversations that we never expected—or wanted—to have.
When you experience the death of a loved one, even if it is expected it can leave you feeling stunned. When that death is unexpected, you also have to deal with the shock of the sudden loss.
It can be daunting to clear out a house. Often, there are so many memories wrapped up in a property that it’s difficult to decide what to do with everything. Our house clearance service takes some of the pressure off.
When you lose someone you love, you can feel lost and unsure how to move on. Doing something positive to honour their memory can help you move through the grieving process.
Ward Manager Julie Wakley and Hospiscare@Home nurse Sasha Turner take us through a day in their lives during the pandemic.