Grief happens to us all at some point in our lives. Mostly we expect it to be later on in life, perhaps through an elderly relative, preceded by failing health, and where we have an idea that we are going to be faced by loss. Many peoples’ experience of loss is not like this. For some, it is sudden and unexpected, and for others, even though they know their loved one is dying, when it happens it comes as a great shock, and they are overwhelmed by unexpected feelings.
There has been a wealth of literature written on grief by grief therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and by everyday people both on the internet and offline.
Cruse Bereavement Care
www.cruse.org.uk – Cruse is available to support you after the death of someone close. Find out how to get help for yourself or a child by reading articles, or contacting Curse for telephone, email, or face-to-face services.
UK Government Advice
https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/ – Advice on what you should do practically after a death.
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/emotionalhealth/pages/dealingwithloss.aspx – Advice from ‘NHS Choices’ on dealing with grief and loss.