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Bereavement Support

Grief knocks you off balance emotionally, physically and mentally. If the death had been expected, you tell yourself you should be able to cope, but you can’t. You think you’re over it, and you’re not. You think you should feel all right because you have family and friends looking out for you – but you don’t feel all right because no one can replace the person who has died.

Bereavement support

At the Portland Centre we can do many things to help you if you or someone you care for has been bereaved.

One of the most important things to do is not feel embarrassed. You are not being weak, you are hurting and need plenty of support and love. So if you have been bereaved, talk to people about your loved one, they may be a bit frightened at first, but will soon respond with their own memories.

If you know someone who has been bereaved, please do not be afraid to talk to them about the death. Often we are frightened about making things worse, but just ask yourself, 'How much worse can it get'?

This how the Portland Centre Support Workers can help you:

What next?

If you need help with any of these issues, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.