Brian, maybe this isn't the right time for counselling? I wasn't ready to talk for a long, long time after I was widowed, but still a carer for mum and son. Perhaps my way of dealing with things might suit you? Rule 1. Go out every day, even if it's for an hour. Do not allow yourself to be a reclus...
At our GP surgery there are leaflets and things on the walls for a wide rage of support groups. Perhaps, you surgery might have something local for bereavement. A bereavement book might also be useful. I understand it feels bleak. I'm sorry for you loss. Thanks. I might try the doctor. I've just fo...
Brian, your post sounds more positive. Dark thoughts are not uncommon. As long as they don't last. Buying your mum a card may be therapeutic . An elderly friend of mine used to put up the last Christmas card her dad sent to her every year. Gave her comfort. Yesterday I scribbled a note to my hubby....
Brian, when I lost my Dad, (I wasn't his carer. He died unexpectedly and tragically in a house fire,) I just went through the motions - eating, sleeping, going to work, following my routine. I was lucky enough to have support after several months from Cruse - typing out how I was feeling really hel...
https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/bereavement/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-bereavement/ https://www.bereavementadvice.org/topics/coping-with-grief-and-bereavement-advice/useful-contacts/ There will be loads of places and charities. Offering Christmas di...
How about the local Salvation Army. https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/ Would they help? I thought they were more for homeless and people in poverty. I'm fairly clueless though Can we ask what age category you are in..... https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/relationships-fami...
Cruse got back to me today, but they don't have any groups in my area. They gave me a link to a private one that charges £50 an hour, but i just can't afford that, if I want to eat as well that is. Hi Brian, Perhaps your GP can refer you to a free service for help re talking about it. I understand ...
Is there a hospice near you which offers bereavement support? I would say, though, my experience was that the group near me (actually run by the cancer support centre) recommended people wait to attend for about three months. Their thinking was that people would be more able to talk about their los...
sunnydisposition wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
How about the local Salvation Army.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/
Would they help? I thought they were more for homeless and people in poverty. I'm fairly clueless though
Pet66 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:20 pm
If it helps, the religious side doesn't come into the coffee mornings. Chats and cuppa and sometimes an organised trip. Its usually a church hall,not the church.
Thanks.