#Grief

I Lost My Dad to Suicide a Year Ago, Here's What Happened in 12 Months

Adrienne Titley | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adrienne Titley

I never thought I would lose my dad at a young age, let alone to suicide. To anyone reading this who may be going through the same grief, you're not alone. Don't let anyone tell you that grief has a time frame... it absolutely does not. Take all the time you need. It's ok to be selfish.

Mum Pens Heartbreaking Reminder To Parents After Death Of Son

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose son tragically died in a car accident has written a heartbreaking post urging parents to “hold their babies tight”. Ashley Grimm sa...

Why I Grieved for My Healthy Baby

Vicki Moore | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Moore

I am glad that I have now come to terms with grieving for what my birth could have been, with the healthy baby I could have had. The fact of the matter is I didn't have those things. I still gave birth, my child did come home, I am still a mother but to a heart warrior who I wouldn't change for the world.

I Don't Want to Become 'Hardened', I Just Want to be Me.

Naomi Barrow | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Lots of things have happened in the news this week. Lots of things have happened in other people's lives this week. There is a lot of stress, upset and anger in the air. Facebook is a melting pot of unkind exchanges, arguments, and blame. It's not a nice environment to be in and I find myself shrinking away from it and burying myself in other things.

Mum Of Stillborn Daughter In Tears At Gesture By Tesco Staff

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who gave birth to her stillborn daughter three weeks ago was moved to tears by the kind gesture of two Tesco workers. Tamzyn Rollinson, 29, f...

Two Thirds Of Pet Owners Say Losing A Pet Is As Devastating As Losing A Family Member

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that losing a pet can be incredibly upsetting. But perhaps it's more life-altering than previously thought. A new survey has found that a...

After the Funeral, When Everyone has Gone Home

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

If you want to help Brendan Cox, or any bereaved friend, remember that the pain goes on for them. And on, and on, and on. You can help. Just be there. Take them out, let them cry, realise that they are a newborn trying to find out who they are going to become now that the world has ended. They will remember your kindness (or your stupidity) forever.

The Butterfly Sticker That Alerts Visitors Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who lost one of her twin girls after they were both born prematurely has spearheaded an initiative to alert visitors about the loss of a sibl...

Mum Devastated Photo Of Son Who Died Reported As 'Offensive'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents

Update: the photo from this article has been removed and the comments have been turned off. A mother was devastated to learn that a photo of her son...

Woman's Miscarriage Tattoo Helps Her 'Remember The Baby That Wasn't Meant To Be'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who recently suffered a miscarriage has had a tattoo to help cope with her immense loss. The woman, known as Imgur user 'sweatermaster', said ...

Dad: Picking Up Where We Left Off?

Naomi Barrow | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Working out how we all relate to each other as a family is just one more difficulty in the mountain of change that occurs when someone dies. I know that we will get there and I'm really glad we're close enough to work through these things together.

Father's Day Without a Dad

Julia Bryson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Julia Bryson

The rows of cards all about Dads made him smile and reminded him of Roger, but when I said to him why they were all there he fell silent and look tearful. 'What are we going to do if we haven't got a dad?' he asked me. 'I don't know love' is all I could say, wondering what on earth we would do when the day came around.

Why We Need National Pet Remembrance Day

Marie Carter | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Carter

The death of a beloved companion animal can leave a massive hole in a family's life. But, unlike the death of a human family member, the death of a precious pet can leave a caring and devoted animal lover in emotional turmoil for other reasons, aside from the very real sense of grief experienced.

Newborn Honoured By Late Dad In Poignant Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

A father who died just weeks before his daughter was born has been honoured in a poignant photograph. Hector Daniel Ferrer Alvarez, who was tragically...

How to Help Someone Who's Grieving

Alexandra Massey | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Have you ever met up with a friend or family member who's just lost someone close to them and felt at a loss as to what to say? You're not alone. We feel awkward in this situation because we think that whatever we say isn't going to be adequate.

60 Postcards in Australia: The Relaunch

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

I'm hitting Australia at the weekend for a 3-week trip, travelling around Melbourne, Adelaide, Cape Tribulation, Whitsunday and with a final night in Brisbane. There was absolutely no way I could head to the other side of the world for an adventure and not use this opportunity to scatter postcards as I go.

He Was Just a Dog

Joely Carey | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joely Carey

'We should plant something on his grave, so he's still alive somehow,' he said as together we slowly covered Elvis' body with earth. And we shall. A scented rose, I think. Yes, Elvis was just a dog. A wonderful, wonderful dog and there will always be an Elvis-shaped hole in our hearts.

The Touching Reason This Baby's Name Was Kept A Secret From His Mum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents

Two sisters came up with the perfect way to honour their late mother when they realised she wasn't going to meet one of her grandchildren. Sarah Ingha...

Silence is Noisy

Naomi Barrow | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Time is moving forward, life is changing, and good things are happening. None of it makes the absence disappear, and sometimes it makes the absence even more noticeable, but it's also essential. My life can't remain in 2015, it can't get stuck in a time when Mum was still alive - it's got to carry on, and that means that I've got to keep on doing what I can to live in the present.

Mum Shares The Heartbreak Of Raising A Child With A Fatal Disease

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken of the heartbreak of knowing your child has not got long to live. Peta Murchison's six-year-old daughter Mia has a fatal condition ca...

Ten Surprising Things About Grief

Alexandra Massey | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

My husband Pete died suddenly last year. His death was completely unexpected. Well to me anyway. But others have since told me they saw it coming. But I didn't. And even though he'd been ill for a long time, I thought he was going to live forever.

Running Away From Grief

Dana Fletcher | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dana Fletcher

There is no return to normalcy, simply the reconstruction of a new reality. What's normal anyway? Your world becomes a mosaic constructed with the shattered pieces of the past - gilded and adorned with the silver linings of happy moments collected along the way.

Cancer Grief: Physical Symptoms and What to Do

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Cancer grief is the sense of loss and bereavement experienced by those affected by cancer (including family and friends). It can start with the diagnosis and does not need a death to feel earth shatteringly real.

Learning to Accept 'Okay'

Naomi Barrow | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Adding 'okay' to your vocabulary is so vital in today's society when there is pressure from every angle. When you're expected to do unpaid overtime, have a 'perfect' house, a 'perfect' body and a 'perfect' social life all at the same time (which, by the way, is entirely unrealistic). You are okay. You really are okay. And most of the time, so am I.

Justice for the 96: It Has Finally Happened

Lydia Suffield | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

It's been twenty-seven years since 96 people left homes, parents, spouses, siblings, children, to go to a football game...