Grieving affects everyone differently. Grieve in your own time and in your own way.
At a time when you are low and vulnerable, it is important to look after your own health. This may seem selfish and unnecessary but is nevertheless important. Many people find that they suffer from a host of minor illnesses during a time of grieving and sometimes the symptoms may remind them of the illness suffered by the person they have lost. This can cause unnecessary worry and you should seek help and advice if this happens to you.
Many people have sufficient support from family and friends. Some people, however, feel the need for someone else to talk to or may prefer to talk to someone outside their social circle and their local healthcare professionals.
Many local churches now also have bereavement services and groups. It may be worth contacting your local church to see if they have one of these or know of any locally.
Useful local bereavement support / information contacts:
Bereavement Services Co-ordinator
Tel: 01942 828 767
Cruise Bereavement Care (Manchester Branch)
Tel: 0161 236 8103
Citizens Advice Bureau Wigan and Leigh:
Tel: 0844 826 9713
73 Dicconson Street
Tel: 01942 492 222 (24 hours)
Benefits Agency – Wigan Office
Tel: 01942 758 043
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