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Players and Staff Welfare: Bereavement Support

Bereavement is the experience of losing someone important to us. It is characterised by grief, which is the process and the range of emotions we go through as we gradually adjust to the loss.


Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a partner, family member, friend or pet. It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss. 

Bereavement affects everyone in different ways, and it's possible to experience any range of emotions. There is no right or wrong way to feel. Feelings of grief can also happen because of other types of loss or changes in circumstances, for example:

  • the end of a relationship

  • the loss of a job

  • moving away to a new location

  • a decline in the physical or mental health of someone we care about.

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Find out more about Berevement

Click on the above picture to find out more information about Bereavement



Click on the above picture to find out more about Cruse - an organisation offering specialist grief and bereavement support

(in all contexts, not just catastrophic incidents).

The helpline number is

0808 808 1677

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