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What to Do When Someone is Grieving

LISTEN and hear what is being said.

ACKNOWLEDGE that each griever’s experience will be unique.

Do remember that nobody has to JUSTIFY their feelings.

Don’t prevent the bereaved from EXPRESSING their guilt and anger.

Allow the griever TIME to grieve.

HELP the bereaved to realise the deceased is not coming home.

Encourage the EXPRESSION of emotion and allow them to work through their grief.

Allow the griever time to TALK.

Encourage the EXPRESSION of emotion and allow them to work through their grief.

Permit CHILDREN to share in the grief process with the adults.

ENCOURAGE the griever to live and love again when they are ready.

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