At the Loss Foundation, we know how lonely it can be when you have lost a loved one. Experience tells us it can be immensely helpful to talk to someone who “gets it”.
In Connect with Someone Like Me we are matching people to others who have had a similar loss experience for 1-2-1 conversations over the telephone. We are matching people based on their age and type of loss (parent, partner) as best as we can and are putting you in touch with some guidelines for having helpful conversations. At this stage we are connecting people who have lost a loved one to cancer, and are now also supporting those bereaved by coronavirus.
The feedback for our Connect service has been really positive. And we have heard that some people have had the opportunity to build new and meaningful friendships.
“It was so cathartic to speak to a person experiencing very similar grief to mine.” Connect participant
“The most helpful was having someone to talk to who was the same age and had a similar family background. For example we both have grandchildren.” Connect Participant
If this feels like something you’d like to try, please keep an eye out for our newsletter where we will be announcing the next round of Connect soon. We will help you every step of the way, paving the way for a comfortable and helpful conversation.
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