Most people expect to be very upset or distressed when someone close to them 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 seem to 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 on the inside, you’re not even sure what normal is any more.
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 understand 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, which is why we offer the GriefChat service.
Bereavement experts created GriefChat, and by clicking on the blue GriefChat box below, you can chat directly to 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 to find any additional support you might need.
GriefChat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9 am-9 pm or by email out of these hours.
GriefChat provides emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral into other specialist bereavement services.
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