I lost my mum to cancer 5 weeks ago and I feel so lost. I'm not coping. I was diagnosed with cancer myself last year and my mum was my rock and I feel so alone
I’m sorry to read about the recent loss of your mum and to hear that you are not coping.
Grief can bring with it many different emotions and it’s not uncommon to feel lost or disconnected from reality. It is important to know that you don’t have to go through bereavement alone. We have some information about getting support on our website here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/bereavement-or-grief-counselling
Are there any friends or family that you would feel comfortable talking about your feelings with? Some people choose to confide in people that they already have a connection with, whilst others choose to speak to someone that they don’t know. Knowing who you can get in touch with when you are feeling alone or that you can’t cope can sometimes be a comfort. There are many charities out there that offer a listening ear and emotional support, with our Freephone Support Line being one of them. If you want to talk to us, our telephone number can be found below.
You may already be aware of an organisation called Cruse. They are there to offer bereavement support over the telephone, via email and face to face. We often hear that talking aloud or sharing experiences can be helpful. To see what local support may be available in your area such as bereavement support groups, you can contact Cruse directly by calling 0808 808 1677 or you can visit their website by clicking here: https://www.cruse.org.uk/cruse-areas-and-branches
Coping with grief whilst managing your own illness can be difficult. It’s important to take time to look after yourself. We feature information about how you can help to look after yourself on our website here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/looking-after-yourself
If you would like to talk about things in more detail please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or get in touch with us through our web chat function here:
Marie Curie Support Line