Posts from October 2021

"I was in a very dark place and felt like I was going to drown in hopelessness." these are the words of Detola Amure after the death of her seven-month-old twin baby boy, Caleb. 
 
"I got lots of “encouraging" words from people which made sense intellectually, but my heart was still bleeding. I quickly learnt how to put on a brave face but inwards I was in severe pain and felt isolated in my pain." 
 
This is the situation for many parents who have suffered the heart breaking loss of a child. In this article, we would like to provide some inspiration and hope. 
Taking place 9th-15th October every year, Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK. Stigma and silence often mean families feel isolated in their grief. 
 
Now in its 19th year and led by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, the week ends with the global “Wave of Light”, coinciding with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. 
 
In this blog, we talk to Amy Everatt, founder of HUG (Help Us Grieve) and Grief Recovery Specialist. 
Over the years, many grievers have shared with us that they have been told they can’t start working on recovering from their loss for at least the first six months. 
 
The idea being that you will start to feel better after a while - because time is a great healer. 
 
At Grief UK we know that time doesn't heal a broken heart brought about by a bereavement. While we may learn to adjust over time to life with the pain of the loss, the unresolved grief will continue to create emotional conflict, impact relationships and potentially cause destructive behaviour. 
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