DEATHS

Dil's Bereavement Support Service Helps You Cope At Christmas

Thursday 5 December 2019, 12:29PM
By Beckie Wright
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Christmas and the holiday period, (along with special times such as birthdays and anniversaries) can be particularly difficult times for those who are bereaved or have experienced other forms of loss. The Christmas period - supposedly a time of joy and celebration, and for families being together - can accentuate the absence of the deceased person more than any other time. For those who have had a family member, or someone close, die during the year, there is no doubt that life is different, and that it will never be the same again.

Often it’s only when the funeral service is over and family and friends have returned to normal life, that the loss of a loved one is truly felt, and this is where Dil’s Bereavement Support Service is so vital to those suffering bereavement. This service is in the form of after funeral care and support and it will help resolve any problems or challenges you face in returning to daily life after the funeral. It’s available to any members of the family who may benefit and is completely optional.

The Dil’s team can assist in a variety of ways, such as providing an opportunity to talk to a caring support person about your experiences in a safe and relaxed environment, providing reading material or other resources, or offering referrals to other professionals who can help you.

They also work closely with the Grief Centre, a provider of more specialised services such as counselling for loss and grief, support groups and other services.

They will contact you in due course following the funeral to see what assistance might be required. This is usually a number of weeks after the funeral when their experience tells them contact might be appreciated; However, If you wish to talk to someone sooner, they ask that you please feel free to contact them.

Dil’s family values are at the heart of everything they do, so you can be assured of their absolute honesty and integrity and of being treated with the utmost respect at all times, so for more information on ash urns, funeral service options and ashes containers please go to http://www.dils.co.nz .