We have collated these links and tips for coping with grief.
Tip 1 – Stay In Contact
People often feel very lonely and isolated in the months following the loss of a loved one. After the funeral has taken place the number of visitors can drop significantly so keep checking in on family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. Picking up the phone or popping in for a cuppa can make a big difference to a person who is experiencing grief.
Tip 2 – Ask for Support
Grief can have a huge impact on our wellbeing and greatly impact our day-to-day lives. You don’t need to struggle alone, there are free helplines to call or ask your GP for support. Follow this link to find local bereavement support services.
Tip 3 – Fresh Air and Exercise
According to bereavement charity Cruse being out and about in nature can be very helpful when you’re grieving. They recommend visiting a place that holds precious memories or simply walking in the fresh air. Learn more ….. Walking and nature for grief – Cruse Bereavement Support
Tip 4 – Get More Sleep
If you’re struggling to get a proper night’s rest then the NHS website has easy to follow tips for improving your chances of a getting a good sleep .
Tip 5 – Family Support
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is a charity which offers valuable advice to anyone experiencing grief. On their website are insightful articles full of advice, including how to speak to children and young people about coping with grief. Read this article for more information.
Tip 6 – Shared Experiences
‘On the Marie Curie Couch’ and ‘Grief Cast’ feature interviews with high profile people sharing their personal experiences of life after loss. Listening to the experience of others, and learning how they coped, or are coping with their own grief can be valuable. Follow the links below to search through the interviews on each podcast.