This page will show some great links that could be of great help for some!
Life as a widower is a blog page from a chap called Ben who is now sadly a widower himself through some tragic circumstances. Although his story is different to mine we both find ourselves in I suppose the same boat which is trying to come to terms with the grief and loss of a loved one while bringing up a child. A courageous man and his blogs show some insight into our worlds.
Cancer is a horrible disease and I am sure one day we will understand the cause of it and hopefully one day a cure will be found. Cancer research are always busy with this and more money will help this cause and move them forward to more great results
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of these about 400 are men. The biggest risk factors for developing breast cancer are getting older, being female and, for a few, having a significant family history of the disease. Just over 80% of breast cancers occur in women who are over the age of 50. Nearly half of all cases are diagnosed in people in the 50-69 age group.
WAY stands for Widowed and Young. If you are just that (51 and younger) then this is a great place to find people in the same boat as you. They have a great private Facebook page which for me was a great help.
If you are caring for someone then the carers trust can be a great source of help. I personally met with a counsellor through these guys which helped me immensely in dealing with the stresses and strains of life. More crucially though it helped me understand what was important in my day to day life and enabled me to realise the importance to spending quality time with my wife rather than just being her carer. There are many local groups out there to talk too and they do day trips or even local gatherings.
The people from Dorothy House for Helen were by far so very important when it came to managing side effects, pain and the mental torture she had to endure. The experience and decisions made by them were priceless and made the very difficult times that much easier and bearable. I am sure there are many other great hospices out there but these were our local one and we just do glad to have them on our side.
Winston’s Wish is a great charity to both help children through bereavement and/or terminal illness. They also put a lot of effort into helping the parents get it right. They helped us immensely
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of their website, all counsellors have qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.