Most people in bereavement will receive all the support and help they need from family and friends. However, for some, the opportunity to meet with a professional bereavement worker or other recently bereaved people facing similar challenges can be helpful.
You may need extra support if you:
- are isolated, have no-one to confide in and feel you want to talk about what has happened
- are not sleeping or eating normally, or are having bad dreams or nightmares
- cannot concentrate or function effectively
- continue to feel tense, confused, empty, exhausted or depressed
- are having accidents or are over reliant on alcohol or drugs
- had an ambivalent relationship with the person who has died
- have experienced more then one major loss or change recently
If you already have contact with a Nurse Specialist or another professional at Dorothy House, they can offer you support in the early stages of your bereavement. This might include a visit or a number of telephone calls.
If you would like to meet up with other people, we also have a number of groups and ‘drop-ins’: