If you are suffering the death of a child, you will be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up, your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.
Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss. There is no standard time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period, everyone must learn to cope in their own way.
Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious, like depression.
Bereavement councelling may be able to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes, good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. Any loss has to be acknowledged for us to move forward.
Currently 'Doing it for GEORGE' don't offer a councilling service, but strongly recognise the need and recommend you do so.
As our group begins to increase in size and we work with other groups, we hope to learn by example and begin a program that will help those in need.
Listed below are a number of group that maybe able to give help and advice :
SELF HELP AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Snowdrop Bereavement Centre, Blackpool offers confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young toddler. This is available immediately or at any later time in your lives. This support is for families, friends, carers and professionals.. Visit site
Linden Centre is our specialist unit within Trinity Hospice specialising in palliative care, Also provide bespoke care package for parent and sibling in need. They will guide you through choosing the best available combination of services to support you through this difficult time. Visit site
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. Visit site.
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death. Visit site.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train more than 9000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families. Visit site.
Our Missing Peace are providing a support network through their website, the group work alongside other charities to build a national database that includes a full spectrum of child loss groups and specialism. Visit site.