GriefChat provides emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral to other specialist bereavement services.
Most people expect to be very upset or distressed when someone close to them has died. What takes many people by surprise is how strong the emotions can be, how they can change very quickly, and how long they last. People around you may seem to think you should be "back to normal" after a few weeks or months. You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that on the inside you're not even sure what normal is any more.
Everyone grieves in a way that is unique to them and their relationship with the person who has died. Well-intentioned people may say to you, "time is a great healer". Sometimes, however, it can seem that life is more difficult as the weeks and months go by.
The team at GriefChat knows that no one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. But sometimes it's easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact of bereavement on your life. This is why they offer the GriefChat service.
GriefChat was created by bereavement experts. By clicking on the GriefChat box at the bottom of this page, you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor. GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need. GriefChat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (except Bank Holidays).
Find out more on the Griefchat website.