Grief and Sympathy Blog

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How to Write Pet Sympathy Cards - Words for Loss of Dogs, Cats, Horses

Comforting sample pet sympathy card messages for loss of dogs, cats and horses. We show you the best way to write a pet sympathy card.

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Best Sympathy Cards Online - Be Inspired by the Beauty of our Photos

View our range of quality photographic sympathy cards online, single or wholesale, beautiful scenes and inspiring quotes.

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Do Online Grief Support Groups Work?

Lesley Postle and Anna Baglione PhD look into online grief support groups to see if they are beneficial and to find out how we can make the most of them in our journey through grief.

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How to Find Grief Support - Groups? Counsellors? or Friends?

If you are having trouble coping with grief and loss, you may need some extra support. Find the best grief support groups, counselling and therapy ideas here. .

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What Happens at Grief Counseling Sessions?

Learn exactly what to expect at a grief counseling session from experienced psychotherapist Shirley Porter. RP, RSW, CCC.

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Do I Need Bereavement Counseling? - Your Questions Answered

Wondering whether you need bereavement counseling? Find out here and where to get help.

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Grieving Someone Who Hurt You

Why grieving someone who hurt you is natural but can also be very complicated and confusing. We share some stories and advice.

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What Is Complicated Grief?

Dr Kailey Roberts, Assistant Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology explains complicated grief and gives tips for healing.

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Ideas for Scattering the Ashes of a Loved One

There are many special and creative ways for scattering the ashes of a loved one. Find inspiration from our ideas here.

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10 Tips for Cleaning out a House After a Death

How to sort your loved one's things without going crazy! Cleaning out the house after a death takes courage. We show you how.

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Planning a Funeral in 15 Easy Steps

Planning a funeral is not difficult. The following information will help you decide what needs to be done.

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10 Tips to Help Children with the Death of a Pet Cat

The death of a favourite pet cat might be the first time a child encounters grief. 10 tips to make it easier for your child to cope with losing their pet.

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Coping with the Loss of a Pet Cat

Help and advice for healing and coping with the loss of a pet cat. Your beloved kitty was special and we understand your grief.

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7 Purr-fect Pet Cremation Urns for Cats

Keep your beloved kitty for ever with these beautiful cat cremation urns. Personalise with your cat's name.

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What Is a Green Burial

Learn how to be eco-friendly when farewelling a loved one or for planning your own send off with a green burial.

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For USA Residents: 

Please help our colleagues at Yeshiva University, USA by joining in their research study:

ARE YOU A CAREGIVER OR HAVE YOU RECENTLY LOST SOMEONE SIGNIFICANT?

#33769566.1  IRB Approved at the Study Level. 21 July 2022

We are seeking individuals who are caregiving for someone with a life-limiting illness and those who have experienced a significant loss to participate in a research study through Yeshiva University. The purpose of the study is to develop a questionnaire to identify those who may be in need of caregiver or grief support in order to ultimately improve family-centered care in hospitals and clinics.

For caregivers and bereaved individuals who would like to contribute to our understanding of caregiving and bereavement, this is a way to make a difference.

For USA Residents only.  Click here to learn more. 


Where to get help: 


Click here to learn more about Circles Grief Support Groups


Have You Considered One-on-One Online Grief Counseling? 

Get Private and Confidential Help in the Privacy of Your Own Home

The following information about online counseling is sponsored by 'Betterhelp' but all the opinions are our own. To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with 'Betterhelp', but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.


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Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

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Dealing with the practicalities: 


For Remembrance: 

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Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

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Create an Online Memorial Website

Honour your loved one with their own memorial website.  Share photos, videos, memories and more with your family and friends in a permanent online website.  Free for basic plan with no ads. 

Find out more here. 


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