Parent Self-care

Grief is an emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting process. In order to best support yourself through this difficult time, self-care needs to become a priority. However, looking after a grieving child is a job that doesn’t stop. While as a parent you may feel you need to be available at all times for their needs it is vitally important you also take time to look after yourself and your own grief.

Self-care After Immediate Loss

Self-care After Immediate Loss

Looking after a grieving child is a job that doesn’t stop. While as a parent you may feel you need to be available at all times for their needs it is vitally important you also take time to look after yourself and your own grief. It is necessary to fill your own bucket before you can help others. Lean on your friends and family to assist you take some time to yourself for this particularly important task.

Parent Self-care in the First 12 Months

Parent Self-care in the First 12 Months

Grief is an emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting process. In order to best support yourself through this difficult time, self-care needs to become a priority. By recognising and nurturing your needs, you will strengthen your ability to navigate both your own and your child’s challenging grief journey.

Self-care through Anniversaries

Self-care through Anniversaries

Certain dates, such as the anniversary of the loss, the bereaved loved one’s birthday, or even holidays you’re used to sharing with the lost loved one may heighten your grief, as they are reminders of your loved one’s death. Here are some steps to help you cope with reminders of the loss.

Resources Available @ the Hub

Parent & Guardian Grief Resources

Connection Activities for Families

Books, Videos and More Resources

Additional Grief Support Services

We will be adding additional resources regularly, so please refer back often to get the most support.

If you have a specific area you would like help with, please send through your suggestion here. If it is something we can assist with we will work on it and release it in the future.