As we continue to live through the Covid pandemic, you may have lost someone or something important to you. Their death might be Covid related, but it may not be, people are still dying of other causes as they were in a non Covid world.  When we grieve it can affect every part of our lives physically as well as our feelings and emotions, grief will affect us all differently, there’s no right or wrong way to feel.

As well as bereavement, there are other types of loss such as the end of a relationship or losing a job or home.

Grief can come over us in waves and often when we least expect it, we can be surprised that such a tiny apparently insignificant thing can just overwhelm us. It’s not always easy to recognise when bereavement, grief or loss are the reason you’re acting or feeling differently.

You are not on your own, there is support available if you’re finding it hard to cope with life without that important person, or threat of redundancy or relationship breakup, stress, anxiety or depression.

Chaplains are very happy to offer support and help. Whether it is just knowing someone is listening, or understands, or can offer practical help or suggestions.

Chat to a chaplain

Or contact your GP

Or a specialist bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Care: T: 0808 808 1677 or  Website

Sue Ryder offers online support –Website

Or your companies Employer Assistance Programme