Grief & Depression

Often, when we think of grief, we think of the death of a loved one. Actually, grief can be felt through other losses such as the loss of a relationship or even moving house or job. We will all experience grief and loss in our lifetime, and it can take some time to work through the complicated emotions we go through. If at some point your grief start to overwhelm you and you begin to feel hopeless, helpless and worthless, it is best to consult with your GP or other healthcare professional.

Some things to consider:

  • Give yourself permission to grieve – there is no time limit on grief, be patient
  • Spend time with people who have had a similar experience or loss – join a support group and share your story.
  • Find helpful people, family, friends, our helpline.
  • If the grief becomes unbearable, seek professional help from a healthcare professional or your GP.

It may seem hard to ask for help but our helpline, your GP or healthcare professional offer a safe place to talk about your feelings. See our Get Help section for other support organisations.