Tuesday 8 August 2017 1:04pm
The experience of loss can be sudden or gradual and is always bewildering. When we have no fore-warning the grief we experience on hearing the news will be traumatic and intense.
It is important to accept our feelings, to gradually face up to and accept the reality of what has happened and to work through our grief with the help and support of others. Our grief is unique to us but we are not alone. You can talk to anyone who will share and understand your feelings.
Grief is part of being human, and it changes us. The following organisations are here to help us in our grief:
- HealthLine: 0800 611 116
- Lifeline Aoteroa: 0800 43 354
- Need to Talk? Phone or Text 1737
- Samaritans: 0800 726 666
- Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
- Alcohol Drug Helpline: 0800 787 797
- Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865
- General mental health inquiries: 0800 44 33 66
Alternatively, Student Health or the University Chaplaincy Services team can assist us during challenging periods.