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Feeling sad when we have lost something or some one is natural and normal. It is a response to the pain we feel when we lose something precious or meaningful – This could be a broken relationship, parents separating, loss of health, loss of friends or friendship, loss of job, an exam failure, loss of hope, or love.

Whatever the loss our mental, physical and emotional well being are affected and we can experience numbness, disbelief, loneliness, fear, guilt, regret, anger, tiredness, loss of appetite, stress, tearfulness, aches and pains , headaches. There is no rule over how we are affected or for how long it will last, that all depends on our thinking about the loss.

Coping with grief is about helping people realise and utilise the strengths that lie with in them.

Some websites that may be useful