Dying Matters Awareness Week 2nd-6th June 2022
Dying Matters Awareness Week runs from 2nd – 6th May 2022, where communities across the country will come together to talk about death, dying and bereavement. Here, Joy explains why talking about, and preparing for, death is so very important to the grief process. One of the worst experiences we are faced with in life […]
Coping with grief at Christmas
Christmas can be a painful time whether it’s your first year without someone who has died, or you were bereaved long ago. I wanted to share my own experience of getting through a time that is associated with being with family and loved ones. Losing a loved one is always hard, but the festive season […]
How can we grieve someone we don’t know?
When we hear on the news or via some other means that a high-profile figure has died it is perfectly natural for us to reflect on our feelings towards them. Those feelings have been built up, possibly over many years and may be good, bad or indifferent depending on their achievements, actions or perceived […]
How To Help Those That Are Grieving
One of the worst experiences we are faced with in life is loss and bereavement. Some people will be fortunate to have never experienced any kind of grief and unfortunately others are all too familiar with the feelings of loss and bereavement. The Oxford English Dictionary defines grief as “intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s […]