Grief and Bereavement

Bereavement is the experience of losing someone close and important to us. Bereavement can cause many feeling and emotions.  Losing someone close to us can be devastating and it can be a family member a friend, pet or anyone who you were close to.  Grief is natural for everyone to experience when you lose a loved one.

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Different types of loss and grief

There are different types of loss and grief.  They are:

  1. Anticipatory grief – when you know or are expecting a death.  
    The symptoms are similar to grief as you know that the loss of a loved one is imminent.
  2. Secondary loss is after you lose a loved one and after the initial shock of finding out that they have passed then you may start to struggle of thinking about the future without them.

It is important to recognise that you may be grieving if you have lost a loved one as it can be hard to move on with your life .

Accessing Support at College…

We all struggle with mental health at times – it is just like when we get sick. Trust your instincts – if you feel that you need help, then seek help. You know you best!

All students at DGC have access to Spectrum Life.
Spectrum Life is a game changing mental health and wellbeing solution to improve health and wellbeing.

Through Spectrum Life you have 24/7 access to mental health and wellbeing support, which can be initiated via WhatsApp, SMS, email and requesting a call back.   

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