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Father's Day: Support for people experiencing bereavement

Anniversaries and key dates in the diary can be a difficult or isolating time for people experiencing bereavement, whether their significant person died recently or many years ago.


A sense of loss and grief can also be experienced if you have a difficult relationship with that person, even if they’re still alive.


In time for Father’s Day, our Just ‘B’ emotional wellbeing and bereavement team shares some useful ideas on how people can look after themselves if they are experiencing grief for a dad, step dad, grandfather , or other important male role model in their life, and suggestions for families to mark the day.


Sometimes we might wish to find different ways to mark the day:


Sometimes it’s helpful to do something together as a family:


Sometimes our relationship and memories of the person who has died may be harder/more complicated:


Please remember If you’d like to talk, we’re here to listen. If you need support with grief, bereavement, or emotional wellbeing, our caring team and partners are here for you if you need us:


– Hear to Help across the Harrogate, Hambleton, and Richmondshire districts seven days a week, 8am-8pm: (01423) 856 799.


– Bereavement and emotional wellbeing support from our Just ‘B’ services for children, young people and adults –


Article Posted 17th June 2022

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