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WHAT IS GRIEF

Grief is a natural response to loss. It's the suffering you feel when you are parted from someone or something you love. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one.

Any Loss Can Cause Grief Including:

Divorce or relationship break up

Loss of health

Loss of a job

Loss of financial stability

A miscarriage

Retirement

Changing Jobs

Termination

Death of a pet

Loss of cherished dreams

A loved one's serious illness

Loss of a friendship

Loss of safety after a trauma

Selling the family home

Moving away from home

Changing schools

Everyone Grieves Differently

The way we grieve and the effects of grief are unique to each of us. There is no “right way” of grieving though there can be healthy and unhealthy ways to respond. It can get confusing or overwhelm you with its intensity.

The intensity of the grief relates to how attached we were to what or who it is we’ve lost, how suddenly the loss occurred, the way in which it occurred and what it might mean for the future. Whatever the loss is that we experience it is always accompanied by change. There can be much to adjust to. 

Some people start to feel better in weeks or months while for others it’s measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it is important to be patient with yourself and not be afraid to seek help if you sense the need. We can help you. 

If you would like to find out how Grief Support Services can help you or to make an appointment to see a counsellor, please fill out the relevant form at the links below. We will call you back within the next 24 hours. Or call 07 578 4480 during office hours.