I am struggling with loss

Bereavement, the process of coping with the loss of a loved one, can significantly impact one’s health in various ways.

The emotional toll of grief often leads to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and prolonged stress, which can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of physical health problems. Sleep disturbances, appetite changes, and decreased energy levels are common during mourning, potentially affecting overall well-being. Additionally, the stress associated with bereavement may contribute to the development or exacerbation of chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease and hypertension. It’s crucial to seek support and engage in self-care during this challenging time to mitigate the negative health consequences of grief.

The following organisations may be able to assist you:

Armed Forces Community Health

The Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team (AFCT) offers support for members of the armed forces community in Dorset, including veterans and family members, in areas like health, welfare, ho…

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AtaLoss provides the UK’s bereavement signposting and information service. Their website has a comprehensive and regularly updated directory of over 1600 support services – a resource for bereaved peo…

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Cruse UK

Cruse Bereavement Support, operational for over 60 years, provides varied grief assistance methods to those in need, including online tools, helplines, group, and one-to-one support. Their offerings a…

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Dorset Mind

Dorset Mind offers support to people struggling with mental health in Dorset. Services include counselling, mentoring, and group support for adults over 18, including specific groups for LGBTQIA+ and …

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Dorset Open Door

Dorset Open Door supports people who have been bereaved or affected by a death whereFind your support>>I am struggling with loss

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Find bereavement support

Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time, but when your loss is particularly sudden, unexpected or traumatic, including when the person may have taken their own life, it can be additionally d…

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Miscarriages or loss of a child

Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals,…

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers

When a parent dies, the impact on their child is significant. When that parent served in the Armed Forces, the impact is even greater, with children often feeling they’ve lost their connection to the …

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The Silverline

The Silver Line Helpline, available over phone or online, offers friendship, conversation, and support to anyone over 55, operating round-the-clock. Initiated by Dame Esther Rantzen, the service provi…

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Winston’s Wish

Through information, on-demand services, bereavement support and counselling, we support young people across the UK to understand their feelings, process their grief and find ways to move forward with…

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