Bereavement Information

Information on how to deal with and talk about bereavement.

It is important to realise that grieving is a natural and normal process of adapting to the loss of someone close. Grieving is not a weakness. It is a necessity.

Everyone experiences grief differently because our reaction depends on a range of individual factors, such as our personality, age, relationship with the deceased, cultural practices, the level of social support and our spiritual beliefs.

All bereaved people experience grief in one way or another. If we try and avoid it, grief will usually surface in the future – often in the form of emotional problems or physical illness. Misconceptions about the grieving process can make the bereaved person question their feelings and ability to cope.

Below are some resources to help you understand and cope with grief and loss.