My Mum has been gone just over a month, I was her full time carer. No matter how I try to get with life there’s this black cloud at the back of my mind all the time. Sometimes it does come to the front and overwhelms me with sadness.


Hello @heslam65,

I’m so sorry to hear about your mum. Your loss is very recent and it is completely understandable that you are sometimes overwhelmed with sadness. Please do try and be gentle to yourself.

I’m glad that you’ve been able to share how you are feeling here and I hope that you find the community a good source of support. Everyone here has experienced the loss of a loved one and will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that may help you right now.

Take care - keep reaching out,


So sorry for your very recent loss. It’s heartbreaking to suffer such a tremendous grief. Give yourself time because you have to process and adapt. There really is no rush to get on with ‘normal’ life. Just accept how you feel right now and be ready for your emotions to be all over the place for some time yet. I lost my Mum suddenly in January and I am still trying to adjust. My capacity for life has been severely hampered by my grief but I know that eventually this difficult time will pass. Take care, best wishes xx

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