Grief, Loss and COVID-19

Note to the reader: This article is in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and discusses death and dying. It also explores how we may recognise grief and loss, even when no one has died. As the number of deaths continues to rise in the U.K. and around the world, many are facing grief in waysContinue reading “Grief, Loss and COVID-19”

Monday Mojo – Heal It Slowly

How are you with unfinished business? Many of us lock things away. And sometimes that feels helpful at the time. We put it in a box. Close the lid tightly. And leave it for “another day”. Making room for difficult emotions leaves us feeling vulnerable; it feels counter-intuitive to let our true feelings show –Continue reading “Monday Mojo – Heal It Slowly”

How to help someone you’re worried about

When someone you love is struggling with their mental health, it can be hard to know what to say and do. Sometimes we can feel concerned if our efforts to help someone don’t seem to be working, or frustrated if they say they don’t want or need our help. There are a number of waysContinue reading “How to help someone you’re worried about”

Understanding bereavement and why society needs to change its views on grief

The news that Prince William surprised well-wishers outside Kensington Palace on what would have been his mother’s birthday, has sparked a discussion on social media about the “right” way to grieve. ITV’s Loose Women joined in the conversation asking their followers how they mark the anniversary of the death of a loved one. Let meContinue reading “Understanding bereavement and why society needs to change its views on grief”

Understanding bereavement: why society needs to learn about grief

In 2019, Prince William surprised well-wishers outside Kensington Palace on what would have been his mother’s birthday, and it sparked a discussion on social media about the “right” way to grieve. “Shouldn’t people be “over it” by now?” ITV’s Loose Women joined in the conversation asking their followers how they mark the anniversary of theContinue reading “Understanding bereavement: why society needs to learn about grief”