Most people will experience bereavement at some time in their life.
Everyone reacts to loss in their own way. Grief can be very painful and may give rise to feelings and thoughts that you don’t expect. The death of someone close can sometimes seem like the most painful thing that has ever happened to you. It can feel bewildering and perhaps frightening. Grief is a natural response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
Most people will experience similar feelings of shock, disbelief, perhaps numbness, through to periods of utter confusion, pain and questioning.
Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham offer bereavement support services in both Tower Hamlets and Newham. If you would like to refer to these services please click on links below.
You may find this Information and Guidance Booklet useful as it has some information on how to cope with your loss, giving you information and advice on the practical issues you have to face as well as outline the support options for you.
A group of FCA Graduates have partnered with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham to produce a booklet that helps guide members of their community through the potentially traumatic process of planning a funeral. Their ambition is remove some of the stigma around planning and paying for funerals by talking sensitively, but also openly and honestly about the process and associated costs, and how to plan a loving and dignified funeral with any budget. To relieve some of the distress caused by bereavement the booklet contains information about the emotional and financial support offered by organisations in the local area, the government, and organisations that can help those wishing to celebrate their loved ones life in a way reflective of their religious beliefs and traditions.