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While there is no miracle cure for bereavement, there are ways to help understand what is happening and to find ways to move forward. On this page you will find various short advice papers that provide thoughts on the various challenges that will be faced.

Early Days

The time that immediately follows a death can be a roller coaster ride. Feelings of shock and despair are opposed by the hectic rate at which arrangements unfold towards a funeral and administration of the Estate.

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Beliefs

Having a belief in God or a faith in a religion may help you through bereavement but it certainly will not take away all of the pain. 

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Next Steps

As with most things in your new life as a bereaved person, move forward with care for your own well-being and consideration for those close to you.

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Emotions

There are many academic models of how the cycle of bereavement will unfold but they can only be considered guides as bereavement will differ from one person to another. 

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Reading And Poems

The following pages contain texts, both biblical and secular, that families have found to be comforting.

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Children

Very young children, perhaps below three years of age, have no understanding of death nor will they generally remember things in later life that have happened up to this point.

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Help Us To Help You

The availability of bereavement care that follows on from a funeral is poor in our modern society, although this is changing for the better and is evolving towards better holistic care. 

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Personal Security

The Association of Dorset Neighbourhood Watches, with the assistance of Dorset Police has published a booklet 'Stay Safe'. This booklet provides advice about all sorts of security issues from in your home, to your car, to your online identity protection.

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