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Grief & bereavement of a parent at Christmas

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Puja
Puja Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 104 Courageous
Hi 👋🏽 
Does anyone have any tips on navigating the bereavement and grief of a parent at Christmas?
 And how to deal with family who might not understand?

(I am neurodivergent as well as physical and mental health conditions too.)
thank you xx 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,817 Disability Gamechanger
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    Christmas has the ability to magnify grief and if I'm honest I have no magic solution for making it better.
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Puja thanks for reaching out about this, I hope the community can help support you. While I can't relate directly to losing a parent, I know that this time of year is difficult one for many people, and that you're not alone in this.

    One organisation with a team trained to help is Cruse bereavement support, if you think it might be helpful, I'd encourage you to take a look or get in touch :) 

    As woodbine mentioned, there's no magic solution, but maybe you can find some small things which work for you. Teddy's suggestion of taking breaks when you need them is a great one, Christmas can be overwhelming, and there's no shame in asking for some personal space and time for yourself.
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