My dad's birthday

Brand new here, I lost my dad very suddenly in February and it’s his birthday in a few days, but also my husband’s a few days apart. I’m just about to have my 6th counselling session through the brilliant SR, and I’m quite worried about dropping back into the silence that surrounded my dad’s death coinciding with his birthday, then onto our first Christmas without him

Hello @AimsH,

I’m part of the Online Community team and I can see that you are new to the community - I’d like to thank you for bravely starting this thread and sharing how you are feeling worried and confused about upcoming special dates. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, and we are so pleased that you are finding the counselling session through Sue Ryder supportive. Here are a few Sue Ryder online resources that might be helpful.

  • Our Grief Guide self-help platform which has information, resources and advice to help you through your grief

  • Our Grief Coach text service, which sends you personalised text support via SMS

  • Our Bereavement Information pages which can walk you through what you are going through .

I really hope you find the community helpful and a good source of support and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care,

Alex