I lost my mum in February this year. She'd been battling cancer for over a year but lost her battle at the young age of 49. I know it's only been just over 2 months but I'm really beginning to struggle. I don't know where to go or who to turn too.
I’m sorry to read about the recent loss of your mum at such a young age.
Adapting to life without a loved one can be a challenge and everyone copes with their loss differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but acknowledging when you are struggling can be the first step to finding and accessing support.
It’s important to know that you don’t have to go through bereavement alone and we often hear that knowing who you can talk to or get support from can be a comfort during this difficult time. We have information on our website about getting support that you may find useful to take a look at here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/bereavement-or-grief-counselling .
Whilst some people choose to share how they are feeling with people they are already familiar with, there are several charities out there that can offer a listening ear and emotional support, with our Support Line being one of them. If you ever need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, we are here for you. You can reach us by sending us a private message us through this online community or get in touch by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309. We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and on a Saturday 11am to 5pm.
The Bereavement Trust are also there to support people that have lost loved ones. Their helpline is open every evening between 6pm and 10pm. You can contact them by calling 0800 435 455 and visit their website here: http://www.bereavement-trust.org.uk/ .
We’re aware of another organisation called Cruse. Cruse are there to offer bereavement support and advice over the telephone, via email and face to face. People often tell us that talking aloud or sharing experiences can help. To see what local support may be available in your area in the form of 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 .
I hope that you will find some of this information useful to you. If you would like to discuss any of this further or if you just need to talk to someone, please remember that we are here to listen. You can also reach us through our web chat function by clicking here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line .
Marie Curie Support Line Team