What is a bereavement? What is grief?

“Grieving is something most of us will have to face at some point in our life.”

Bereavement is the state of loss which is felt when someone dies.

Grief is the flood of emotions experienced in response to a death.

  • Grief is normal and healthy, although it may not feel like it.
  • Everyone will grieve in their own way.
  • A member of our Young People’s Group described grief as, “A massive bundle of different emotions and intense feelings…”
  • There is no time limit on grief and it doesn’t go away, it just changes over time.