How to cope if lockdown stops you being with a dying loved one:

Grief charity advises writing down the last words you would have said to them and ‘screaming out’ your anger Cruse Bereavement Care shared their advice on coping with death in lock-down Clinical Director Andy Langford and Bereavement Volunteer Sue Gill shared tips Advised feeling angry, taking care of yourself, and talking about the dead person.

The UK’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 3,605, and sadly many grieving families have been forced to say goodbye over video or phone calls, or been unable to physically touch their loved one in their last moments. 

While funerals are still going ahead, only a very limited number of people, who are close family members or belong to the deceased person’s household, can attend.

Denied a proper goodbye, Clinical Director of Cruse Bereavement Care Andy Langford and Sue Gill, a Bereavement Volunteer with the charity’s York branch, have revealed that people will naturally feel ‘cheated’ and ‘guilty’ if their loved one died alone. 

Here, the charity shares its advice on how to cope with death during the coronavirus crisis, including letting your anger out and finding an alternative way to say your final goodbye on your own terms.

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