What is grief?

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind.
Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of
Grief is the feeling of reaching our for someone who has always been there, only to find
when you need them one more time, they are no longer there.

What does Recovery mean?

Recovery means feeling better.
Recovery is finding new meaning for living, without the fear of being hurt again.
Recovery is being able to enjoy fond memories without having them turn painful.
Recovery is acknowledging that it is perfectly alright to feel sad from time to time and to
talk about those feelings no matter how those around you react.
Recovery means acquiring the skills we should have been taught as a child. These skills
allow us to deal with loss directly.
Recovering from significant emotional loss is not an easy task. Taking the actions that lead
to recovery will require your open mindedness, willingness and courage.


Services available for Lewisham carers and family members:

Zanne Findlay, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and external consultant with Carers Lewisham, can provide:
Grief recovery groups: A weekly programme of 2 hours for 8 sessions.
One-to-one sessions: A weekly programme of 7 sessions, up to 90 minutes.
Courses for professionals: Helping Children Grieve A weekly programme of 6 sessions of 2 hours.
For more information email: zannefin@me.com or text Zanne on 07710 416 229
Funding is currently being sought to provide these services free of charge.
Contact details for Carers Lewisham:
Carers Lewisham, Lewisham Carers Centre, Waldram Place, Forest Hill, London SE23 2LB
Tel: 020 8699 8686 email: info@carerslewisham.org.uk web: www.carerslewisham.org.uk

Download the Grief Recovery Handout to find out more.

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