Helpful advice and suggestions for newly widowed people

If you have found your way to this page and are newly widowed we want you to know that you are not alone on this journey. When you are able, please reach out to others in your widowed community, the connection and understanding they can offer you will most likely end up being your greatest source of strength.

Grief turns your world inside out and back to front. Everything that once made sense to you, no longer does. It can be an incredibly confusing, painful and lonely time.

Grief is also a personal and individual experience. What is helpful or useful for one may have the opposite affect on another. Try not to compare your journey with that of others, there is no right or wrong way to grieve and there is no timeframe. There is only you and grief and what is best for you. You are the person to best judge that. Listen to your heart.

Be gentle with yourself. You are experiencing a major life event, one that you could never prepare for. You are doing the absolute best you can right now and that is more than ok.

This guide has been written by widowed people who have walked this path and drawn from their personal experiences. We hope the information within the following pages, available from the links below, may be helpful to you at this time

June 3, 2017

First local widowed catch ups for regional Victoria

First Light is excited to announce our first regional Victoria local catch ups for widowed people have been scheduled for Ararat and Ballarat in the coming weeks.  […]