60 Second Support: Episode 5 – Understanding Grief and Feelings of Loss
With Paula Nagel
VO: 60 Second Support
Professor Green: Hello. I’m Professor Green, bringing you help and advice from some amazing people during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s important we talk about our mental health right now, and today we hear from Place2Be’s Educational Psychologist Paula Nagel on dealing with grief and feelings of loss.
Paula Nagel: Coping with the loss of someone or something you love can feel overwhelming. And although there’s no right or wrong way to grieve, knowing that you’re not alone is really important.
So try to stay connected with others, acknowledge your loss and share how you‘re feeling.
Keeping to a routine can also help. It’s really important to be kind to yourself and listen to your body. And don’t be afraid to ask for support. Whether that’s reminding people to keep in touch or needing assistance with practical things – remember to say how you’re feeling and to reach out for help.
VO: 60 Second Support with The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign… supported by the Audio Content Fund.
Professor Green: For more tips and advice, or if you need mental health support, visit headstogether.org.uk