This topic feels appropriate because of the time of year. Holidays, and a new year approaching. That can mean many different things for people. Feelings and emotions could be mixed with happiness and sorrow…..
Please see Coping with Grief at Christmas: You are not alone which covers:
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This topic feels appropriate because of the time of year. Holidays, and a new year approaching. This can mean many different things to people for various reasons. We are living through very uncertain times right now, especially with the cost-of-living crisis. With all of these things combined, it could leave you feeling alone.
Grief can feel very lonely, isolating, and overwhelming. With certain occasions or random moments that cascade back to thoughts of your lost loved one.
Feelings and emotions could be mixed with happiness and sorrow.
A tug of war of emotions between being present in the holiday season, but longing, wishing, missing, and feeling sad that your loved one isn’t celebrating with you.
We wanted to do this topic to let people know they are not alone, there are resources and safe spaces to share and speak about your feelings if this is something that you would want to do.
Please see Coping with Grief at Christmas: You are not alone:
2. Coping with Grief at Christmas
“Grieving over Christmas can be incredibly painful. … there’s nothing wrong with celebrating in the New Year or finding a new date that works for you”.
“Whether it’s your first Christmas without a loved one, or you’ve been missing them … Counselling Service, so that you can find new ways to cope this year”.
“Grieving at Christmas Time. Grieving the loss of a special loved one is hard all year round. However, there is no doubt that the pang of grief can feel much”…
(21 Dec 2018) — “Do things differently this year · Allow yourself to grieve · It’s OK if you don’t want to go out · Gardens can be a healing space · Tell others how”…
“A bereavement support specialist and some of the families we’ve helped … first New Year without their loved one far harder than Christmas”.
“Ways to cope with grief at Christmas. Try and be sensitive to everyone’s needs as everyone in the family will have different ways of grieving. Give children (and yourself) permission to look forward to and enjoy Christmas, to smile and have fun. Also give yourself permission to not be ok”. (5 Dec 2022).
(12 Sept 2022) — “It’s OK to feel sad, angry or even numb during the holiday season. Grief can be very overwhelming, and you may not feel like getting into the”…
“It can help to do something special to remember your lost loved ones at this time of year. Incorporating the person that has died into your Christmas traditions”…
(24 Nov 2022) — “Talk to loved ones · Practice self-compassion · Don’t celebrate if you don’t feel like it · Consider making new traditions”.
“During this early grief, we may find the anticipation and stress of what we ‘should’ … The New Year celebrations looming in the background may be equally”…
“Christmas can be difficult. Learn ways to grieve and remember loved ones on Christmas. … New Year’s just ain’t New Year’s without the one you love”.
3. Useful Resources
- YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity for Children And Young… “YoungMinds are a mental health charity for children, young people and their parents, making sure all young people can get the mental health support they”…
- Get Help | Mental Health Foundation “Details on services and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems”.
- Mental Health and Support Services – Time To Change “If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help”.
- Mental Health Resource
- “Mental Health Resource believe in improved mental wellbeing for everyone. We provide safe spaces and person-centred mental health support in our community”…
- How to access Mental Health Services NHS “What support is available on the NHS for someone with mental health problems? “Your GP can also refer you to a psychological therapy service or a specialist mental health service for further advice or treatment. The treatment may be provided on a one-to-one basis or in a group with others with similar problems. Therapy can also sometimes involve partners and families”.
- The Lifeline and 988 “988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988”…
- The Empty Chair: Encouraging the nation to be more Grief Kind “As part of the Grief Kind campaign, Sue Ryder have installed a dining table surrounded by 13 empty chairs at Victoria Leeds”.
- The Lucy Raynor Foundation – Raising awareness of Mental… “The Lucy Rayner Foundation are accredited by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to offer Mental Health First Aid training. … to appropriate support, even in”…
- The Good Grief Trust: Home “At the Good Grief Trust, we know that listening to the stories of others who have been through a similar loss can help those of you who are grieving. Please”…
- The Grief Gang she/her Podcast
- Welcome to the gang, the one you never asked to be part of
🎧The podcast normalising grief
📱Listen, watch & read all things TGG👇🏽
- Thinking Out Loud Podcast
- A podcast on grief & mental health. Hosted by @maine_thoughts and @benacquaah_
Featured in @theststyle
- Black Mental Wellness UK
- 📜Improving mental wellness literacy
💼Providing support & resources
🚪Enhancing current provision
⏳Advocating for policy changehttps://linktr.ee/blackmentalwellnessuk
4. Our final thoughts
Understanding and being kind to one another can make so much of a difference to a person’s day, life, or decision they might be about to make.
5. Our YouTube video