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We are sharing advice and guidance on how you and your loved ones can cope with the loss of a mum, or a child, this Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is a lovely celebration but can also cause a tidal wave of grief for those who have lost their own mother figure, or for mothers who have lost a baby or child.

Whether the death was recent or many years ago, the lead up to Mother’s Day, and the day itself, can be tough when many others will be celebrating.

Our Therapeutic Services Counsellor, Julie Wright, is sharing advice and guidance on how to cope in the lead up to, and on Mother's Day itself.

Some additional advice

Acknowledge the day and its impact on you

  • It is likely to be a more challenging day than normal. You may want to be on your own, being quiet and reflective.  Or you may want company and to share memories. It’s really important to simply do what feels right for you.

Be kind to yourself

  • Give yourself permission to be compassionate with your own feelings. It is okay to not be okay. Don’t expect too much of yourself and allow yourself to feel those emotions.

 Remember the person who has died

  • Consider what you might like to do to either think about, or celebrate your mum, on Mother’s Day. This might be connected to places that you’ve been or things you’ve done together. Find ways to connect with their memory in ways that feel special to you

Everyone feels emotion and grief when they’ve had a bereavement and that’s normal. We are here if you feel like you need a bit of extra help.