Grief is a normal and natural response to the hurt we feel following a major change in our lives, such as the death of someone we love. It affects our emotions as well as having a physical impact on our bodies. Grief challenges the way we understand ourselves and the world, including our relationships and spirituality. The experience of grief may require us to embark on a personal journey of learning new things about ourselves and different ways to view life.

Use the factsheet below to understand your grief response and to plan how you might care for yourself as you navigate the changes in your life.