We know that it is a very distressing time when someone close to you has died. The emotions that you're feeling can be very strong and last longer than you think they would.
People around you may seem to think you should be ‘back to normal’ after a few weeks or months. You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that on the inside, you’re not even sure what normal is anymore.
Everyone grieves in a way that is unique to them and their relationship with the person who has died.
We know that no-one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. But we do understand that it’s sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact of bereavement of your life and this is why we offer the GriefChat service.
What is grief chat?
GriefChat is a free bereavement chat service that provides emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral into other specialist bereavement services.’
It is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm or by email out of these hours.
GreifChat was created by bereavement experts and by clicking on the GriefChat box below, you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor.
GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need.
Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 01524 782910
Please note, the Grief Chat will be operating from 9am until 9pm from Monday, December 20 to Thursday, December 23. On Christmas Eve, it will be in operation from 9am until 3pm, before shutting down until 9am on Wednesday, December 29. It will then close from 3pm on Friday, December 31 before restarting at 9am on Tuesday, January 4 2022.