Grief & Bereavement
Grief is a natural reaction to loss. You may feel some sense of grief as soon as your child is diagnosed with a serious illness. If your child dies, your grief will feel very different. There are many different ways to cope with grief and many different types of supports available.
What is grief?
How grief looks and feels Grief is a natural emotional reaction to any type of loss. You most commonly feel grief after a death, but you may grieve other kinds of losses as well. Read more
Grieving after the death Even when a person is expected to die, it can still feel like a shock when death happens. Knowing that something will happen does not mean that you can prepare for how it will feel. Read more
Life without my child After your child dies, your life will be very different. You will have more free time if you are not caring for a sick child, but the time you do have may feel very empty. Read more
Finding support In the first weeks after someone dies there may be lots of people who offer you support, company and food. After a while those people tend to be around less. They may think that you are getting back to your “normal life” as well. Read more