Lost Dad and close friend

My Dad passed away on 7th April. It was totally unexpected as he was very fit for his 87yrs.
I didn’t know that anything could hurt this much.
Then last Sat a deR friend also died unexpectedly.
I’m not coping…


Hello @Lynne66,

I’m Seaneen, the Online Community Manager. Thank for joining us and for sharing your experiences - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and of your friend. It is completely understandable you might not be coping with two such devastating losses in such a short space of time.

I’m sure our members will be along to offer you support, but I wanted to share some of our resources which might be helpful, too:

If you’re finding that you’re struggling to cope day to day, I would suggest that you might want to contact your GP and talk through what extra support could be helpful right now.

I really hope you find the community helpful, and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

You are not alone, please keep reaching out; we are listening.

Take care,


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Hi Lyn my dad passed away unexpectedly too at 85 on 17 April. I feel lost , guilt , anger but what is worse is pure anxiety. He lived with me and I miss him . I don’t know where to turn or how to cope. I’m so sad to read other people are going through this as it is just the worst feeling ever. Xx


Hi there,

My dad passed away very suddenly of a massive heart attack on 30th April, he was only 53 and such a devoted dad. I spoke to him everyday and struggling so much every time I think about how I will never see or speak to him again.
I’d give anything for one more conversation. Completely know you feel. Sending love!


Sending love to you all.

Sophie, I lost my mum 9 weeks ago unexpectedly (she was a very young in mind 70yr old and my best friend) I am having the panic of not seeing or speaking to her again but I think we can and do whether in our minds, hearts or through some creative expression like writing a letter to them. I think I knew her so well I almost know what she would say, she is truly part of me, the best part and I suspect it is like that with your dear Dad.

Best, Beki

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