After a funeral there are some other organisational aspects that fall to the family of the deceased. But a funeral can also affect others as it is a sad occasion that can cause many different emotions to arise. We’ve prepared some advice and resources to help you after the funeral has taken place.
Some of the following advice may not apply to you; for example, if the person who died was not directly related to you, or you do not need to be involved with arranging the paperwork post funeral. However, attending a funeral can bring about feelings of loss and sadness for anyone involved. Grief affects people in different ways, so if you feel you need some support, it’s important to ask for help.
Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel. There are a variety of groups available to help you deal with your feelings after losing someone, as well as possible financial help if you lost a spouse or civil partner. Of course, a good network of friends and family is always beneficial, but these groups provide additional professional support for you.
At East of England Co-op, we understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one, and that’s why we’re here to offer you a listening ear, for as long as you need us. We offer specific services for bereavement, including regular support groups you can attend. If you feel more comfortable talking over the phone, we also offer over the phone chats with our fully qualified counsellors.
One-to-one bereavement support*
We all deal with loss in our own way, as it is a very personal process. At East of England Co-op Funeral Services, we are here to help you work through the emotions you are facing.
The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming, and there's no one way to grieve, or a particular amount of time that you should grieve for. As long as you need us, we are here for you on a one-to-one basis to help you come to terms with your loss and adjust to life without your loved one.
One-to-one support often works well alongside group sessions, and our bereavement counsellors can either meet you in person or arrange to talk to you over the phone. And, if we have taken care of the funeral service for your loved one, this service is absolutely free for however long you need it.
Call 01206 797196 to find out more or arrange a session.
*Subject to area. Call us on 01206 797196 for more information.