February 14th is a day which has become known as a time for love.
However for many it isn’t all about hearts and flowers. Valentine’s day as an anniversary, which is meant to celebrate love and togetherness, can be tinged with sadness for many people as the day serves as a reminder to those that are no longer present, especially when someone has lost a partner to suicide.
Suicide is a loss which is considered the hardest to bear as it leaves family members and friends left with feelings of confusion and guilt. In addition, cultural taboos can make it difficult for the grieving to reach out to the communities.
Today the Foundation would like to highlight that help is available for those who are left behind and are struggling to understand the impact of suicide.
Click below to listen to our Verulam Radio interview where Bereavement Counsellor, Lynne McAlister and Angela Pask, Marketing Communications were on air talking to Nick Hazell discussing the benefits of attending bereavement support groups.
We have two free bereavement support groups to help those who are coping with bereavement, regardless of how long ago the loss occurred. Grief support days are designed to help people learn how to better support themselves whilst grieving and to connect people with others who have experienced a similar loss.
Support groups are increasingly being recognised as an effective way to promote healing through education and support after the loss of a family member or close friend and are especially effective when all participants share the same type of loss.
For more information and to book, please click below.
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