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Grief During the Festive Season
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...
Moving Forward with Grief
Hey all... Cara from the Online Team here. I was a bit inspired by the "Dumb Arse Things People Say" thread, to start the convo here about grief, and perhaps what others told you to expect when your loved one died, and in the time since. There's a great...
How to Deal With Grief in Front of Your Children When Your Partner Died From Cancer
Even though you may have known your partner was going to die, nothing can prepare you for the grief you feel when it happens. It can feel overwhelming at times. On top of that, you may be trying to hide your grief from your children or worried about how...
How to Manage My Child’s Grief When My Partner Dies From Cancer
It's hard to think about how to support your child when your world has turned upside down. It’s natural to feel like you don’t have any emotional energy left to give. But your child will look to you for how to cope and need your help managing their grief...
Moving Forward WITH Grief
Hi All, My name is Nogol. I am one of the Canteen Psychosocial Support Workers in South Australia. I came across this TEDtalk, in which Nora McInerny beautifully shares her experience with grief following her husband's death from brain cancer. Grief used...
Moving through it
My wife died at home, some 27 months ago. Although on the surface we're "amazing" (my 2 daughters 20, 16 and I), on reality we're all sad, lonely and (dare I say it) depressed... and it still sucks. It doesn't really get any easier, you just get more...
Going through hell and just keep on going..
My middle boy survived Hodgkin lymphoma only for my wife to lose her battle to breast cancer in March.On the surface i am smiling being strong and getting on with looking after my three kids aged 14 12 and a little girl aged 7. The kids have got me...
We don't "move on" from grief
Here's a TEDtalk on grief that may be of interest: In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, us...
Blended family
My partner Eric 46yo died 5months ago. He had stage 4 cancer which started in his tonsils but was metastatic and spread to his stomach. Eric and I were a blended family I have 4 children 1 girl 25 and 3 boys 22,13 &10 and Eric had 2 girls 14&...
An Open Letter to Parents Who Have Lost a Child
I'm a mum who has lost a child to cancer. I have found that writing down my thoughts/feelings has helped me immensely and I came across this article that 'spoke' to me - it's written by a mum about the death of her son - she truly understands how we...
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