For Lewisham carers and family members
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 behaviour.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or text Zanne on 07710 416 229
Download the Grief Recovery Handout to find out more.