Emotional support

Bereavement can be one of the hardest things to go through. Whether it is sudden or slow, losing a loved one can be very difficult to cope with and can affect people in a wide range of ways by causing an often confusing array of emotions.

Your experience of grief will be completely unique, however, you might be able to find comfort in the commonly identifiable feelings that many people experience when grieving - these might be: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. There is no set time frame for grieving, and it is important that you process your emotions at a rate that suits you.

If you need more support during this difficult time, we have lots of information on bereavement and stroke here.

You can also find someone to talk to by contacting our helpline. Our trained Helpline professionals can provide emotional support, practical ideas or simply listen to anyone who has been affected by stroke.

We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone, especially for those who've lost a loved one or are planning a funeral. Please know that our thoughts are with you and we’re here to help. If there's anything we can support you with, please contact us by calling 0300 3300 740 or emailing supportercare@stroke.org.uk