"It’s not always easy knowing what to say to a person experiencing grief, but being present and showing you care can really make a big difference."
Myself and Roy McLoughlin are joined by special guest Catherine Betley from Grief Chat for this episode. Grief Chat is an organisation offering anonymous access to trained counsellors, to help people through difficult times.
It’s not always easy knowing what to say to a person experiencing grief, but being present and showing you care can really make a big difference.
Grief counselling is different from mental health support. You might wonder why dedicated grief services are needed, and it becomes much clearer when Catherine shares that they had nearly 50k conversations in 2021. That is roughly 136 grief support conversations for every day of the year. Around 40% of these conversations are also with men, which is higher than non-anonymous options.
You can listen to the episode at https://practical-protection.co.uk/grief-chat/.
Next time I have Matt Rann back with me and we are going to be chatting about Huntington’s and how this diagnosis can have an impact on insurance applications.
Don’t forget to claim your CPD certificate once you have listened to this episode at: https://practical-protection.co.uk/claim-your-cpd/.
Our certificates are accredited by CPD UK, through our sponsor Octo Members.
Please don’t worry if your work systems are not keen on the CPD form (it’s a Google form). Contact me on social media or through the website and I will be able to issue the certificate directly to you.