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In this blog, senior editor Tess talks about our new booklet After someone dies – coping with bereavement.
After the death of a relative or friend, you can feel overwhelmed by both the difficult emotions you're going through and the practical tasks that need to be done. Our new booklet can support you with both of these. It also has information to help you support someone else who's grieving.
The booklet explains the different tasks that need to be done and the support available to help with them. These include:
It can be hard to cope with these kinds of practical tasks while you're also dealing with your own grief. After losing someone close to you, you might react in a number of ways. These might include different feelings, emotions and even physical symptoms. They can include:
Our new booklet explains all of these emotional and physical symptoms of grief and suggests ways you can cope with them. It also explains that you might feel different on different days, and as time goes on. You might have some of the symptoms listed above, and you might have others too. Below are some of the different words people use to describe their feelings after the death of someone close to them. These are words used by people in the bereavement group on our Online Community. The size of each word shows how often people used it. This word cloud is also in the booklet.
There are lots of different ways to cope after the death of a loved one. Everyone's different, so what's right for one person isn't right for another. There's a lot of support available, and our booklet has information about lots of things that can help:
You can order a free copy of After someone dies – coping with bereavement or download a PDF of it.
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Hi Elissia - Macmillan
At last a title that has been long overdue as an addition to Macmillan's extensive library and one which will initially help so many members who have had to seek bereavement information from other bereavement support and care sites.
I trust you will be posting this information message to both the bereaved groups as well, to make access to it easier at an already tough time ?
Thanks for this, G n' J
Thanks, G n' J. We really hope this new booklet will offer support, and help people to find the information they need.
Yes definitely, the team will be signposting to the blog in those groups.
Very best wishes,
I've signposted the booklet and this blog post to both groups.
Good work, team!
This looks like a much needed resource which would be of help to anyone coping with a bereavement not just from cancer. It is really clearly written and covers everything necessary.
Great news it is now available.
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