STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

6 Things to Never Say to a Bereaved Parent – BY ANGELA MILLER

We never really know what the right words to say to a bereaved parent. I hope this will give you some guidance. Shared from Yolanda Turner who lost her son Sean aged 4 years old

If you’re a bereaved parent, you can probably count on at least five hands the number of phrases you wish people would never, ever say to you.  If only there was a way for the world to learn how to speak compassionately to the brokenhearted.  What many people believe is a comforting statement, most often is not.  It usually feels more like a slap in the face or a swift punch in the gut.  Or like an uncontrollable need to vomit.  Or all three at once.  There seems to be a large gap between intention and what’s actually being communicated to those of us who are hurting.

Click on the link to read

http://stillstandingmag.com/2014/01/6-things-never-say-bereaved-parent/

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Dying is part of living – by Andrea Sutcliffe

This is a very good article written by Andrea Sutcliff of the CQC.

If you know someone who is bereaved, go to them and simply be with them – it could be the greatest gift you give

Click on the link to read 

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/dying-part-living

Dying Matters have produced a leaflet with tips of what to say and do. Please click on the link –  Being there

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http://www.dyingmatters.org/

 

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