I always wanted my blog to be as much about reaching out to others in their bereavement as well as a writing therapy for me. So, I have created the ‘Comfort Zone’.
This area is a place to share stories, to offer advice and direct readers to further help. I have linked up some pages initially but will build on this over time, so please keep coming back.
The areas it will cover include:
Arranging a funeral – what’s involved, things to consider, tips and advice for before, during and after the funeral
Remembering your child – tips on ways to mark special occasions and what to do with your child’s possessions, memory boxes and keepsakes
Organ donation – how the process works, sharing stories of experiences, how you can help
Fundraising – how fundraising can help you as well as others
Reading resources – books that might be of use to you, and recommended books for children about death and losing loved ones
Dealing with the media and social networks – how to manage media interest in your child’s death, using social networks to remember your child, blogging as therapy
Help and support – links to professional bodies that offer helplines or ongoing therapy for you and your family
Guest blogs and links – blogs written especially for our site and links to relevant blog posts that might be of comfort
If you feel you can contribute advice or a story in any of these areas, I’d be delighted to hear from you. If you’re not up to writing we can perhaps chat and I’ll be happy to write something up. The crucial thing is that by sharing we are breaking the taboos surrounding death and helping support other parents going through the worst time of their lives.
I look forward to hearing from you and welcome any suggestions for things you’d like to see covered in here. Click on the Comfort Zone icon to be taken to my contact page.