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Bereavement and Grief Support

Vines Funerals is so proud to announce that we have been accepted and recognised as Grief Specialists.

Bereavement and grief support

What Are Bereavement And Grief Specialists?

Grief Specialists is a collective of grief experts dedicated to supporting anyone experiencing loss. Our specialists have different areas of expertise - ready to provide professional support and resources to guide you through your grief journey.

You don’t have to grieve alone, our Grief Specialists bring you an array of professional support, including grief coaches, therapists and specialists with a wealth of expertise and shared life experiences.

The rise of social media has given individuals who have experienced loss a platform to share their grief journey and offer support to others.

Many of these individuals turn to social media as a way to express their feelings and possibly distract themselves from the pain they are experiencing. Some may even have a desire to help others who are going through similar experiences.

However, it is important to recognise that everyone's grief journey is unique.

Just because someone may post about their own experiences and offer advice or comfort, it does not necessarily mean that their methods will work for everyone.

In fact, blindly following the advice of someone else, especially if their approach is not helping them or others, can potentially make one's own grief worse.

One potential issue with relying solely on social media for support is that individuals may become overwhelmed by the sad experiences and stories shared by others. This bombardment of grief may not be helpful for someone who is already struggling with their own grief.

In addition, the individuals sharing their experiences online may not always be able to respond to every comment or offer the level of support that is needed.

In contrast, seeking professional help is recommended for those dealing with grief. The professionals listed on our Grief Specialists directory have the qualifications and expertise to provide assistance.

The articles shared on our website have professional input and are based on known and proven methods. These experts are also available to offer more personalised help beyond just reading an article.

It is important to recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to grief. That is why there is a diverse range of experts available, as different methods and techniques work for different individuals.

Many of our Grief Specialists provide their services online, allowing individuals to access support regardless of their location. Additionally, many of these experts have personal experience with grief themselves, adding a unique perspective to their expertise.

So, while learned experience and social media can provide a sense of connection and support, it is important to approach the advice and experiences shared online with caution.

Seeking professional help from our qualified, expert Grief Specialists, who have proven methods, can offer more personalised and effective support for grievers who are navigating the complex journey of loss and grief.

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How Can Bereavement and Grief Specialists Support You?

At Vines Funerals, we are here to extend a comforting hand, guide and support you through your bereavement and help you arrange your loved ones funeral that will truly honour their memory.

We can help you with:

  • Arranging a loved ones funeral

  • Funeral costs,

  • Planning your own funeral

  • Child bereavement

  • Adult bereavement

  • Bereavement support

  • Arranging a memorial service for your loved one

  • Funeral aftercare.

If you would like to arrange a service of thanksgiving/remembrance for your loved one after their funeral, we can help you to do this and guide you through all the different options available.

If you are planning your own funeral, Richard can support and guide you in making these arrangements so that your family and friends don't have to worry in the future.

At Vines Funerals, we go above and beyond to support you with all aspects of arranging your loved ones funeral. We will be with you before, during and after the funeral when you need us the most, offering you bereavement and grief support.

10 Things People Don 't Tell You About Grief

We’re not very good about talking and sharing our experiences of grief, and we’re not really taught about it. We can all benefit from learning how to respond to grief that doesn’t prolong, intensify or dismiss the pain. To help, we have put together 10 insights from our grief specialists to help you navigate your own grief experience.

1) Grief is a mixed bag of feelings. What you are feeling is a normal and natural reaction to loss. It’s ok to cry when you need to, just as it’s ok to laugh. Some feelings are quite uncomfortable. That’s all okay.

2) There is no standard time for grieving. It’s quite normal to feel a loss years after the event.

3) Suppressed grief doesn’t go away. Even if you think you’re keeping busy and distracting yourself, your feelings are still underlying.

4) There are no ‘stages of grief.’ You may feel one or all of the Five Stages of Grief but you don’t need to go through them all or in order to grieve properly.

5) Time is not a great healer. Time just passes. As time passes, your feelings may or may not change but that’s unrelated to the passing of time.

6) Grief doesn’t need medicating. All medication does is mask your feelings. The feelings are all still there underneath.

7) Comparing losses with someone else can be unhelpful. Someone else’s experience is unique to them. You have a right, as do they to grieve. If you think your loss isn’t as bad as theirs, it might hinder you from feeling your own loss properly.

8) You don’t need to be fixed, just heard.

9) You don’t need to put a brave face on grief. All this does is cause you to internalise your pain.

10) There is hope. You don’t have to suffer alone, in silence. There is support and help available to you.

Contact Details

Vines Funerals, Coseley - 01902 494778

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