For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. 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.
- What to do after someone dies
- Feelings when someone dies
- How to help someone bereaved
- Supporting yourself
- Children's grief
- Coping and adapting
- Anniversaries and reminders when you are bereaved
- Bereavement at work
This section is part of about grief, which also includes information on supporting yourself, supporting others, children, young people, and schools, and military and traumatic bereavement.
Grief is a natural process, and most people will cope with help and support from family and friends. For those who need additional specialist help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677