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:https://www.ataloss.org/Pages/FAQs/Category/coronavirus-pandemic. This gentle and practical little video is the only one on the page, so it is easy to find.
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