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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 ways …

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 – …

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 ways …

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 the …

World Suicide Prevention Day

The number of suicides in England and Wales has hit a fifteen year high, according to the latest figures.  Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Here are some websites you may find useful if you, or someone you know, are thinking about taking your own life: The Samaritans You can also call FREE in the UK …