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Find healing after a significant loss. Contact a grief support hotline in Canterbury, New Zealand

Healing after a loss takes time. The pain of the loss can feel so intense that you don't know how to cope or where to turn. Talking openly about the loss can help you feel better. In Canterbury, New Zealand there are 1 support lines you can contact. Grieving can look like:

  • Feeling regret about things that were left unsaid
  • Having nightmares or disturbing dreams related to the loss
  • Complete shock and feeling that the loss is not real
  • A sense of hopelessness and a bleak outlook about life without your loved one
  • Difficulty admitting to yourself that the person or thing you lost is really gone
  • Using substances to cope with the pain
  • Withdrawal from others and wanting to be alone
  • An inability to find pleasure in the activities you used to enjoy

It's normal to feel many different emotions when you're grieving. If you've never experienced grief or loss before, this can be scary. It might feel like you're losing control. However, what you're feeling is a completelty normal response to a significant loss.

It's okay to allow yourself to feel and experience your emotions without any shame. Nobody has the right to tell you how to feel because each person's grieving process is unique. For people in Canterbury, New Zealand, getting proper support can provide a space to talk about your experience openly and help you feel less isolated.

If you feel like you might need support with grief or loss, try reaching out to a hotline in Canterbury, New Zealand. It's free and confidential.


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