Bereavement and loss of a loved one (such as a family member, friend or pet) can be really devastating. People may also feel a sense of loss when an important relationship ends (such as relationship break up or friendship break down). When you experience a bereavement or loss, it can be hard to understand, process or adjust. You may experience many thoughts and feelings including, sadness, worry, anger or confusion. If the person you have lost has been unwell, you may experience other feelings such as relief. There is no right or wrong way to feel think or behave; everyone processes grief differently. Some days you may feel more able to cope than other days. It is important to be kind to yourself.
If you or someone you know has suffered a loss or bereavement and are struggling to cope or need some advice, Simon Says is a young person bereavement support charity that provides support and advice to young people and their families across Hampshire.
For more information about how they might be able to support you, visit SimonSays or call their support line on 023 8064 7550.