Grief is complex and can hit you in so many ways; emotionally, physically, behaviourally and spiritually.
Both retired professionals, Beverly and Mary volunteer with Strathcarron Hospice by supporting people by listening. Mary’s background is in mental health nursing and Beverly was an Occupational Health Advisor.Mary, “My family have had support from Strathcarron in the past and I know how important good end of life care is to patients and their families.I'm enjoying being able to continue to use my skills to help others and feel part of a team again. I think the people I’ve talked to feel the benefit of being able to talk freely to someone out with their family. Often they worry that they are burdening or upsetting their family, when they too are grieving.Beverly, “Following retirement, I felt I had skills that could still be utilised that I could offer on a voluntary basis. I feel that I’m able to connect with people, and that by conversing with them, I’m supporting them to move through the normal stages of grief”.If your loved one received support from any of Strathcarron teams during their illness and you now feel you need some extra support on your grief journey, why not start by having a conversation with our Bereavement Support Team. Please just call 01324 826222 and leave a message for Bereavement Support with your name, loved one's name and contact number.