Most people expect to be very upset or distressed when someone has died.
What takes many people by surprise is how strong the emotions can be, how they can change very quickly, and how long they last.
People around you may think you should be back to normal after a few weeks or months.
You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that you’re not even sure what normal is anymore on the inside.
Everyone grieves uniquely to them and their relationship with the person who has died. Well-intentioned people may say to you, ‘Time is a great healer.’ Sometimes, however, life is more difficult as the weeks and months go by.
Elkin & Bell Funeral Directors in Gosport know that no one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. But we know that it’s sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact of bereavement on your life, so we offer the GriefChat service.
Bereavement experts created GriefChat, and by clicking on the blue GriefChat box below, you can chat directly with a specially trained bereavement counsellor.
GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you find any additional support you might need.
GriefChat is an entirely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9 am-9 pm or by email.
GriefChat provides emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral to other specialist bereavement services.
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