Shetland Bereavement Support Scheme   Shetland Bereavement Support Scheme
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What is bereavement?

Bereavement simply means losing someone through death.

It could be one of your parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters, friends, boyfriend or girlfriend - anyone who is important to you.

When you’re going through something so painful, it is hard to believe that anyone else can understand. This can lead to feeling isolated and finding it hard to talk to friends and family.

Although it can seem really difficult, finding someone to talk to about how you’re feeling can be an important first step in coming to terms with the death of someone close. Not everyone will understand but many will. However, sometimes it may be difficult to discuss your feelings with family and friends and you may find it easier to talk with a bereavement support worker.

 ‘I feel so lost and confused, it’s like all the world came crashing down, I didn’t think I would ever stop crying, now I just feel so hurt and upset'

‘Why did she have to die? I needed her'

It’s just not fair. Death no longer makes me sad, it makes me angry'

‘The worst part is the loneliness. Nobody knows how I feel. I just wish I had someone to talk to'



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