Sending you our love and care this Valentine’s Day
As your local bereavement and emotional wellbeing charity, we’re sending you our love and care this Valentine’s Day, and are letting you know that our Just ‘B’ team, part of our family of services, are here for you when you need us. If you wish to pick up the phone and speak with someone, our specialist support workers will be ready to listen. Our Here to Help helpline is available seven days a week between 8am and 8pm on (01423) 856 799 for people experiencing loneliness, low mood, anxiety or bereavement.
In the meantime, here are share some suggestions for how you might choose to remember someone significant:
1. Recall your favourite memories
It can be helpful to take some time to reflect, either on your own or with loved ones. You may wish to…
- Make or buy a new frame for your favourite photograph of your significant person.
- Make a memory box containing things that remind you of them. It could include photos, holiday momentos, presents or items of clothing.
- Write about them in a journal or collage significant cuttings in a scrapbook.
- Talk to friends, family or neighbours about them, sharing your memories.
2. Do something which marks the day
On meaningful occasions such as birthdays, mother’s day, father’s day or Christmas, you may wish to do something special to remember your significant person. You could…
- Write your significant person a letter, poem or song.
- Hold, wear or carry something in your pocket that connects you to them.
- Enjoy a meal that was one of their favourites.
- Visit their favourite place.
- Do an activity they would have enjoyed.
3. Do what feels right for you
Sometimes our relationship and memories of the person who has died may be harder or more complicated. If that’s the case,
- Give yourself permission to cry as and when you need to.
- Try to let others know how you are feeling and how you would like to be comforted – whether that means giving you space to be alone, or being there to listen and give you a hug.
- Do something you enjoy that brings you comfort amongst your grief.
- Do what suits you personally and don’t feel you need to compare your experience to others.
Remember, our Just ‘B’ bereavement and emotional wellbeing team are here to talk today, and whenever you need us. Call (01423) 856 799 from 8am-8pm to speak to our caring experts who can support you.
To find out more about our bereavement support services for adults, children and young people, please visit www.justb.org.uk.Article Posted 14th February 2022