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.
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.
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.