So many people are lost for words when talking to someone who’s grieving. Sometimes they may say something insensitive or just avoid saying anything at all. Talking to someone who understands can feel like finding a connecting thread to guide you through difficult times.
At Sue Ryder, we know that it’s important to be able to talk about grief and loss – that’s why we created this Online Community.
And that’s why we’re bringing a bereavement support event to Reading Station on 30 September. Our volunteers and bereavement support team will be in the station to encourage people to talk about grief and loss. If you’re in the area, look out for our giant blue ball of wool, reminding people of the importance of finding a connecting thread.
Our team will also be collecting messages of support for people going through a tough time – and we’ll share some of those with you here after the day.
Here are some of the supportive words we collected at our previous event in London.
“Share the love – because we are only a powerful force when connected.”
“Grief is a journey. It will be tough, but the seasons remind me that I am going forward and gaining strength.”
“Be kind to yourself and remember happy times.”
“Us humans are so resilient and can cope with all sorts of things. Here’s to extra strength for all who need it right now.”
“Don’t look forward. Don’t look back. Live each day as it comes.”
What message of support would you share with Online Community users or with the people of Reading? What words of support have helped you at a tough time? Or what would you have liked to hear?