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This section looks at grief, and how bereavement affects people. Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Our articles cover what you can do to help yourself, and what you can do to help others.

Read about coping with grief in isolation, traumatic bereavement due to the virus, the current situation around funerals and more.

Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no 'normal' or 'right' way to grieve. This section explains how you may feel when you lose someone close to you. 

We look at some of the practical things that need to be done in the days immediately after someone dies.

You may feel a number of things immediately after someone close to you dies. We look at some of the most common emotions, including shock, anger, guilt and longing.

If you know someone who is grieving the death of someone close you may wonder how best to support them. Read on for some suggestions of what to say and do.

It is important that you take care of yourself following a bereavement. This article suggests some do's and don'ts.

Children and young people need to be given the opportunity to grieve as any adult would. But there are some common differences in how they may experience grief.

Life will never be the same again after a bereavement, but there should come a time when you are able to adapt and adjust and cope with life without the person who has died. 

A traumatic loss can give rise to special problems, and this section provides information for those affected by natural disaster, terrorist attack, suicide and other traumatic losses.

Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and special events such as Mother's and Father's day can evoke powerful memories and feelings. We look at what can help and some of the ways you can prepare for these dates.

Hearing, seeing or sensing someone who has died is a common experience.