Loss and bereavement

Bereavement and studying as a medical student

Faithimath openly discusses how her experience of grief affected her whilst on placement studying as a medical student at the University of Plymouth.

<p>Help is at hand</p>
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The Adventure of Grief: Dr Geoff Warburton at TEDxBrighton

Psychologist, writer and innovator, Geoff Warburton has spent the last 25 years studying love and loss. Geoff challenges conventional apathy about grief and loss by offering an approach that evokes curiosity, openness and compassion.
Watch Geoff Warburton's TEDx talk

The grieving process: coping with death

There is no right or wrong way to deal with the loss of a loved one. The grieving process is rough – and it's different for everyone. It's not just a matter of coping with a loss, but coping with change – and that takes time.
Watch the WellCast video


  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Cruse's vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies.
  • BCS Plymouth – the Bereavement Counselling Service (BCS) is a charity which offers specialist bereavement counselling in response to complicated grief and traumatic loss.
  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. They are a self-help organisation and aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
  • Bereavement Advice Centre – there are many practical issues to manage when someone dies; Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.
  • The Miscarriage Association – if you have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, we hope you will find here the information and support that you need to help you through.
  • Sands – supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. We offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.
  • Marie Curie – provides care and support though terminal illness. Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. That's why the right care at the end of your life is so important.
  • Pete's Dragons – a charity offering help and support to people living through the suicide of a loved one.

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