Dying Matters welcomes Rio Ferdinand programme on grief
Simon Chapman, Director of Policy and External Affairs for Dying Matters, said “Thank you to Rio Ferdinand for talking so openly about how hard he and his children found it to talk about their grief and emotions after Rebecca had died, and the difference it made once they were able to do so. It’s so important to the grieving process that people are able to talk about their feelings, and we can all help each other do that. If we know anyone who has been bereaved, we shouldn’t hold back for fear of saying the wrong thing. Letting them know we are willing to listen, and to talk about and remember the person who has died can be of great comfort.”
During Dying Matters week 2017, which runs from 8 – 14 May, we will be emphasizing the importance of providing practical support for each other through dying death and bereavement. This includes helping people to talk and grieve, and making sure children are supported as well.
Dying Matters has also published a leaflet with practical tips on Talking to Children About Dying