Colin Fisher Tel 020 8300 3700 24 Hour Help & Advice.
Losing someone you care about can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss, every situation is unique and people react in very different ways.
We believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral, but also through the difficult days that may follow.
It is so important to us that families have the funeral they feel best reflects the persons wishes, be it simple, elaborate or something unusual, we will always endeavour to help you arrange a meaningful and personal farewell.
We understand that bereavements and funerals are intensely personal events, and that’s why we make the ‘personal touch’ absolutely central to the way we do things. Because no two people or families are the same, we believe that individual choices and preferences have a crucial role to play in the lasting comfort that the right funeral can bring.
We offer a sympathetic, independent and highly professional funeral service where exactly what you want is the only thing that really matters.
Being unable to accept the loss
Anger and guilt
Despair and depression
How you can help yourself
There is a very understandable urge to avoid painful situations. It is sometimes very tempting to feel that life would be more bearable if you moved house, disposed of possessions or refused to see people. However, this can make things worse and such decisions must be given great thought. Bereavement is often a time of very painful emotions, but all of these emotions are a very necessary part of the grieving process.
It is not uncommon, as well as feeling mentally taxed, to feel physically run down: to find it difficult to eat, sleep and so on, but eventually these feelings should fade and disappear. Bereavement can also be a very isolating process when you may feel as if no one else could possibly understand what you are going through.
If you feel worried about any of your feelings or would simply like to talk with someone, do not hesitate to approach your GP or your local Bereavement Service.
Following a bereavement, many people find comfort from talking to, or confiding in someone outside their immediate circle of family or close friends. Some are voluntary community organisations; others are run by local councils or are attached to hospitals and hospices. You may also find comfort by talking to your local Parish Minister who will be able to offer help and advice.
Useful Links - www.griefjourney.co.uk
DEATH OF A BABY or CHILD and/or CHILDREN AFFECTED BY A DEATH
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Childhood Bereavement Network
Princess Royal Trust for Carers
OTHER SPECIALIST SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS
Both of these organisations can help prevent unwanted mail to the deceased:
The Bereavement Register
If someone you know has died recently or even years ago, The Bereavement Register® can help reduce the amount of direct mail sent to their address, stopping painful daily reminders. Unless companies are informed of a death, they will continue to send promotional mailings about their products and services. By registering with our free service the names and addresses of the deceased are removed from mailing lists, stopping most direct mail within as little as six weeks
T: 0800 082 2233
181 Oxford Street
Tel: 020 7479 7731
Please note, we aim to respond to all correspondence within 72 hours, however during particularly busy periods, responses may take longer.