Mother’s Day – Not always a celebration

March 12, 2021 1:06 pm Published by

Following International Women’s Day, fittingly on Sunday 14 June many of us will be celebrating Mothering Sunday. A time to show our love appreciation and gratitude to mothers and maternal figures

However, Mother’s Day can bring a huge mix of emotions for many of us, it can be a painful reminder of loss or estrangement of a family member who is no longer around and part of our lives.

The pandemic also means that for many of us, Mother’s Day will look a little different due to lockdown restrictions and not being able to visit or celebrate in person. Keeping our distance and not being able to visit mums will been a very difficult time.

If you’re struggling with the challenges grief or guilt surrounding losing a mum especially during lockdown, bereavement support can help you find a way through be it in the immediate aftermath of a death or many months or years later. The added feelings of helplessness, of not being able to visit loved ones in hospital or care homes or not being able to say final goodbyes.

Talking to a trained counsellor offers you professional help and a space to talk to explore feelings of loss and grief, to be sad, angry scared or to just not know.

We are able to provide specialist bereavement support for anyone over the age of 18.

To all the mums who have juggled home/work/home schooling during the pandemic – we applaud and celebrate the extra hard work and achievements of getting through these difficult times.


We’re able to support people across Hertfordshire by offering counselling, counselling training and bereavement support. It gives people on low incomes access to affordable long-term therapy which isn’t widely available in the area. We strive to help people struggling with their mental health and to eradicate the stigma attached to it.

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