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3.2 Grief

People often experience grief before bereavement. As a carer you may see changes in your sleeping, eating, concentration and management of feelings. Understanding that this is a normal response to your situation can assist and support self compassion.
We all feel grief in our own way – there is no right or wrong way to feel. It is important that you let yourself grieve as much and as long as you need to.

Sometimes it may be difficult to make sense of how we are feeling. Grief may present as anger, regret, sadness, panic, fear, isolation, resentment, guilt, relief or other feelings and thoughts, physical symptoms such as changes to sleep or eating habits, spiritual questioning and social changes.

The grief response comes and goes and at times may feel overwhelming or somewhat manageable. At other times, we may feel there is no end to our inner pain and it’s difficult to see a way forward.

We are here to support you during this time of change.

Be kind to yourself