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How can I help someone who’s been bereaved?

If a friend or acquaintance has been recently bereaved, we start to treat them differently. Sometimes we’ll cross to the other side of the street to avoid having to talk to them. Or we’ll delay giving them that call.

It’s just easier to avoid. The problem is that people who have lost a loved one often need lots of support – even though it doesn’t look that way. Just a word of acknowledgement from a relative stranger can make a difference.

Check out these leaflets for more information about how you can help someone who’s been bereaved:

How to help someone close to you who has been bereaved.

What to do if someone you know has been bereaved.

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