Help for Grief and Bereavement
Bereavement is a difficult experience in any circumstances, but the COVID-19 global pandemic has made it harder than ever to handle the loss of a loved one.
Those who have experienced losing a loved one to COVID have seen an already difficult situation made worse due to the restrictions we have had to live in. People have had to grieve alone, cut off from their normal support network whilst enduring increased trauma.
Very unfortunately, many families have not had the chance to say goodbye to family members passing during lockdown. This is particularly upsetting, especially when combined with other traditions and practices, such as wakes, also being affected. These restrictions will also affect people who have lost loved ones through none COVID related reasons.
When you experience a bereavement, it is essential to stay in touch with others. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, you will not be able to do much of this face to face and so you’ll need to consider the use of video, telephone and online services in order to do this.