Contact, listen and bless.

What do you say to someone who’s recently been bereaved? “Contact, listen and bless,” says the UK’s At A Loss organisation. The bless is “shower with good things”.

At A Loss’s tips include:

  • make contact, even if you’re unsure about it
  • call, don’t video call
  • be prepared to leave a message, including saying there’s no need to respond
  • if offering ‘to do’, you make a suggestion, don’t expect the bereaved to think
  • don’t give advice or offer solutions, everyone’s grief is different.

To find out more, go to: This gentle and practical little video is the only one on the page, so it is easy to find.

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