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wellbeing with sally; coping with grief

Hi all, 


It’s good to look at the issue of grief sometimes, as these feelings can hit us hard and when we least expect.


We all may have suffered grief on some level in the past, or known someone that has suffered. It is something that we will probably all face in our lives at some point. 


Please be mindful that when you are grieving you may experience:


• Shock or numbness 

• Sadness 

• Anxiety/agitation

• Exhaustion 

• Relief

• Guilt

• Anger

• Calm

• Feeling like you lack purpose or meaning 

• Resentful 


You may feel some, all or none of these feelings, or even some other feelings.


There is no set time that helps a person overcome grief, it is different for everyone.


Things that can help when you’re coping with grief:


• Try to avoid fighting any feelings - allow the free flow of both good and bad feelings.

• Talk to someone you trust - it could be a family member, close friend or professional.

A young man sitting opposite a therapist

• Cry when you need to - it’s an important part of the process.

• Take care of yourself - try to eat, sleep, rest and exercise when needed.

• Write or draw any feelings down, if it feels helpful.

• Find a local support group and share feelings and thoughts with others.

• Go easy on yourself and be patient - these things take time.


These may well be useful in such tough times. Please remember, your wellbeing is one of the most important things and it should be prioritised when you're coping with grief. :) 


Useful sites: 

Cruise Bereavement care -


Take care,


Health and Wellbeing Lead

This content is general information only, not advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, please contact a mental health professional or contact the Samaritans.



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