JACK’S TIPS ON SUPPORTING A FRIEND WHO’S LOST A LOVED ONE
HHRemind them to be kind to themselves – that they are more than just feeling grief.
HRemind them, in a very sensitive way, that they still have a future, even if for a while they can’t or don’t see it themselves.
HHBuy them biscuits. Not cheap ones. M&S
ones – the round ones covered in chocolate. And make them a lasagne.
Keep them in your thoughts and in your
invitations down the pub.
HKeep them in the loop about the fun stuff in life that grief can strip away.
H‘Like’ their Facebook/Instagram posts or tweets about it all, and any angry rants.
Remind them that they’re not alone.
HHTell them you love them and that you’re there. Remind them that you’re not too
scared to talk about it.
Give them your Netflix password and a
hug when they need it.
Make them something silly – a collection of old photos, written memories or jokes.
HHTell them to drink water.
Make them sit with you to sort out all their boring life admin, which they might need to catch up on without feeling alone.