The death of a loved one or other kinds of loss can be a bewildering and devastating experience and may bring about very strong emotions. People grieve in different ways. Some seem to cope well initially but find it more difficult later. Some have more difficulties at the beginning.
Be gentle with yourself whatever emotions and reactions you are experiencing. Grief is very personal and there is no right or wrong way to feel. We are all unique and deal with things in different ways. It is important to allow yourself time to grieve in a way that is right for you. It is normal to feel angry, or guilty or very alone. Life may feel as if it has no purpose.
Take things one day at a time.
· Keep in touch with family and friends by phone, text, email or letter
· Get rest, fresh air, sunlight and exercise when possible
· Keep to a regular routine
· Accept practical help from others
· Talk about your feelings and the loss you have experienced
· Do allow Jesus to comfort you.
We are a small group of parishioners who can offer support to those who have suffered bereavement. We offer the following:
- One-to-one meetings with a Diocesan trained Bereavement Supporter
- Invitation to an annual Mass held in November for those who have died and to the annual blessing of the Graves.
- Support at funerals
If you feel that we can be of help to you in any of these ways then please contact Paula and Joanna via the Parish Office for further details and we will be in touch.
Tel: 01737 353724