The death of someone you’re close to can be devastating and overwhelming. Bereavement affects us all, but everyone will cope with it differently and experience unique feelings. It’s important to remember to be kind to yourself during this time and that there is support available if you need it.
The website of Independent Age has a lot of very useful and practical info and advice if you are currently trying to cope with bereavement.
You can find more information on their web page Looking after yourself when someone dies | Independent Age
Their guide Coping with bereavement also contains useful information about how you might be feeling and thinking after the death of someone close, and where you can find support if and when you need it.
There may be various practicalities you have to deal with when someone dies. Some will need to be dealt with quickly, whereas others can happen more gradually.
What you need to do when someone dies
Their factsheet What to do after a death contains valuable information about the practical things that will need to be done and in roughly what order, as well as where to look for advice.
You can also chat directly with a trained bereavement counsellor through the free GriefChat service on their website? GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people. They will listen to you and explore how your grief is affecting you, and help you to find any additional support you might need. To find out more, visit their web page – GriefChat – Online service only | Independent Age