Most people expect to be very upset or distressed when someone close to them has died
What takes many people by surprise is how strong the emotions can be, how they can change very quickly, and how long they last. People around you may seem to think you should be 'back to normal' after a few weeks or months. You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that on the inside, you're not even sure what normal is anymore.
Everyone grieves in a way that is unique to them and their relationship with the person who has died. Well-intentioned people may say to you, 'Time is a great healer.' Sometimes, however, it can seem that life is more difficult as the weeks and months go by.
We know that no-one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you
But we do understand that it's sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact of bereavement of your life and this is why we offer the SAIF Care Chat service.
SAIF Care Chat is a completely free service
SAIF Care Chat was created by the bereavement experts at GriefChat® and by clicking on the SAIF Care Chat button below, you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor.
SAIF Care Chat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people
They will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need. SAIF Care Chat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm or by email out of these hours.