Solitude in grief

The entrance to a rambling 135 hectare country park is just across the road from my home. Once inside, there are hills to climb with countryside views as far away as the neighbouring counties if the weather is fine; small lakes, open green spaces, winding paths and patches of forest. Birdsong in the mornings is…

Coping with new bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic

I offer you my sincere condolences if you have arrived at this article because you are newly bereaved. It’s never a good time to lose someone you love, but a bereavement during the current coronavirus ‘lockdown’ situation can be acutely painful. Not being able to be at the side of a loved one during their…