Society puts a lot of pressure on grieving people to “move on”. It’s time that changed.


If you’re grieving, you’ll know what it feels like when someone says something that doesn’t help, like saying “you’ll get over it”. This website aims to help know, it’s not you, it’s them.


It’s not you, it’s them – how society gets in the way of grief

There are no stages of grief. Society would have you believe there are five – like gates – that you have to pass through before you ‘finish’ grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In fact, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross who is often attributed with saying there were, never actually said that. She wrote a book aboutContinue reading “It’s not you, it’s them – how society gets in the way of grief”

Grief Awareness Training

Many people worry about what to say (and what not to say) to someone who has been bereaved. Whether personally or professionally, at home or in the workplace, if you want to build your confidence around talking to the bereaved, this training may be for you. Courses can be tailored to suit your organisation andContinue reading “Grief Awareness Training”

All grief is valid.

About Me

Hi, I’m Delphi and I am a qualified counsellor, and well-being trainer. I have worked with grieving people for around 20 years. You can find out more about me here.

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