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Article published on: Thursday, 15 September 2022

Whether you’re surprised by how sad you are, don’t feel much at all, or are mourning your own personal loss, there’s no wrong way to respond to the recent passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Recent events will have brought up some uncomfortable feelings for many of us, particularly those of us who have been bereaved.

Bereavement affects everyone in different ways, and it’s possible to experience any range of emotions, including shock, sadness, anger, numbness or confusion.

You may find that following the news helps with your process, or you may find all the coverage overwhelming and need to switch off. Whatever you’re feeling is valid, just remember to be kind to yourself.

You may find it helpful to remember the five ways to wellbeing.

Research shows that there are five ways that can really help to boost your wellbeing:

  • Connect
  • Be active
  • Take notice
  • Keep learning
  • Give

There are a number of different organisations offering support for different types of bereavement. Please click on the button below for details.

Bereavement support contacts
Quote from Mind service user, 'Grief is a fickle thing, and it hits you in ways that you aren't prepared for.'
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