How to Get Bereavement or Compassionate Leave in the UK
When someone close to you dies, there’s often a lot to take care of. Arranging the funeral, supporting your family, coping with grief – these things take time, and you might find you need some leave from ...
The Grieving Process: What You Might Experience
The grieving process was first outlined by Dr. Kubler-Ross in 1969, from observing people experiencing grief. It was never intended to be a one-size-fits-all prescription for grief, but do show common stages of grief. The five stages of grief are ...
How to Cope With Grief
There’s no single right way to cope with grief, but there are methods that work for some people. When dealing with grief and loss, it can be difficult to know whose advice to trust, and many people might try and tell you what worked for them. ...
How to Help Someone Through Bereavement
The death of a loved one is an almost universal event, and one of life’s most painful ordeals, but it’s not always obvious how to help someone experiencing grief through bereavement. Some people feel uncomfortable around the subject of death, ...
What is Grief?
Grief is defined as intense sorrow, usually caused by someone’s death. It’s a natural reaction to the loss of something or someone we love, or care for dearly. Grief can be completely overwhelming – it’s not something you can control or ...
How to Maintain a Beautiful Grave
Once the funeral service and wake are over, one way of paying your respects to a deceased loved one and to cope with their loss is to maintain a clean and beautiful grave that honours their memory. Cleaning the headstone and surrounding area is also ...
How to Explain Death to a Child
Talking to a child about death can be difficult. Children see the world very differently to adults, and it can be difficult to gauge what their level of understanding is. Naturally, children look to the adults in their life for guidance and support. ...
How to Tell Someone a Loved One Has Died
When a loved one dies, you may be left with the task of breaking the news to other people. What you say in that moment is likely to stay with them for a long time, so consider carefully how you will deliver the news. ...
How to Be Around Someone When They are Dying
Being with someone when they are dying is a profound experience – you are sharing a very intimate moment in that person’s life. Most people have no idea how they should act or what they should say at this moment. ...