Grief During the Festive Season

Renae-Canteen

Hey Connect Parents & Carers,

If you are grieving these holidays, you know it can be a super difficult time... especially when everyone around you seems full of joy. I just wanted to take a few tips from an amazing instagram page called @griefspace_ to support you if you are coping with the loss of a loved one.

  • It's okay to not feel festive
  • You are not obligated to people please at the expense of your own well-being
  • Your boundaries still matter! even during the holidays
  • Let people know what you can and can't manage
  • It's okay to rest or escape when you're feeling overwhelmed
  • You don't have to do anything festive if you don't want to
  • Grief can still be there alongside happiness, it's okay to have moments of laughter. It doesn't mean you miss them any less.
  • There are no rules, do what you need to do to be okay and get through these strange times.