Why is it so hard to talk about death? We are all going to die one day, some of us sooner than others. However, there is still a huge taboo about talking about death, especially in Western countries.
When someone important to you has died it can be very hard knowing what to do next.
You might have heard of the five stages. But what are they, and does grief really follow a set timeframe?
Anger is a very normal feeling when someone in your family has died. Angry at the person who has died, other people in the family, yourself, doctors, God.
You might have found yourself here as someone you love has experienced the death of someone special to them. You may be thinking, ‘what is a grief ally and how can I be one?’. A ‘grief ally’ is simply someone who wants to show up and be present for their person who is grieving, in whatever way is helpful to them. There are many ways in which you can support a bereaved person, check out our tips below:
Below are some telephone numbers, email addresses and websites of agencies or charities that can offer support or advice if you or someone you know needs it.
An extract from The YouGov Death Study.
According to the annual Cost of Dying Report by SunLife, the average cost of a funeral in the UK has increased by 1.7% to £4,184, with the average ‘cost of dying’ now at £9,263.
Kate Anderson of Wright Hassall advises people of all ages on the things they should be thinking about when considering whether to write a will.