Dealing with grief and Loss of a loved one

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, find out how you can get help from a mental health charity or organisation. 

Below are some useful organisations and numbers for you to consider to help you through this difficult time. 

Holding Hands

Trevor is one of our celebrants and also offers a counselling service. He is based in Dartford and has helped many people deal with their grief and loss. He is compassionate and understanding and is here to help you. 

Useful contacts and Organisations

Bereavement Advice Centre

0800 082 1203

Provides information on practical bereavement issues.

Cruse Bereavement Services

0808 808 1677

The largest bereavement support charity in the UK.


116 123

Available 24 hours a day, providing confidential emotional support for anyone and everyone.

The Good Grief Trust

0800 2600 400

Run by the bereaved for the bereaved, to help you move forward after suffering a loss.