Every person grieves differently
The important thing to remember is that grief is a highly individual and personal experience. Everyone grieves in their own way and there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to grieve. There is also no ‘timeline’ to grief.
We do not always know how people are grieving simply by what we see. Some people are open and expressive with their grief, crying, and wanting to talk, whilst others are more private, may be reluctant to talk and prefer to keep busy. Other factors, such as culture, gender and belief systems can also influence the ways people grieve. It’s important to respect each other’s way of grieving, even if we don’t necessarily understand it.
You can always help by being there for the person who is grieving. They may just need your company for comfort or to be able to share their thoughts, feelings and stories with you.
If you feel they are struggling, you may suggest they seek help from a counsellor or other health professional.
Please contact us at the Centre for Care & Wellbeing (CCW) and we can assist you in finding a relevant support service.
We warmly invite you explore our range of support services here.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are on hand to help.