Bereavement and grief: support and guidance

Experiencing bereavement and grief can be incredibly challenging, and it may feel overwhelming knowing where to start. We’ve shared some resources here to help guide you.

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Life after death

Grief, loss, and bereavement are deeply personal and emotional experiences that occur when we experience the loss of someone or something significant in our lives. It is a natural response to the pain and sadness that accompanies such a loss.

When we grieve, we can experience a wide range of emotions, including sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, and even numbness. These emotions can come in waves, sometimes overwhelming us, while at other times, they may temporarily subside. It is important to remember that everyone's grief journey is unique, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

This page covers a range of subjects around understanding grief and loss, how we may feel, providing support to others, and further resources you may find helpful for those experiencing grief.

Russell's story

Retired firefighter Russell Webb was helped by us after tragically losing his wife and both his parents within less than two years of each other.

“I was able to have counselling provided by the Charity via video link and that was really, really helpful,” he recalls. “If it wasn’t for the Charity, I’d be in a much worse place now."

Read his full story