Coping with Grief: a guide for you
A death on the road is sudden and violent and causes intense grieving for many people bereaved in this way. Brake has produced a guide for people bereaved by road crashes, called Coping with Grief. This guide has been used by thousands of people, who say it helps them understand what they are going through, cope, and start their recovery.
Looking after yourself at this time is very important and can prevent long-term damage to health and quality of life. If you have been bereaved by a road crash, or are supporting someone who has, you can access this guide using the links below.
Emotional and physical responses following a road death
It is common to experience very strong emotions and also physical symptoms. Understand the range of emotions and symptoms and ways to cope through them.
Looking after yourself in the early days
Each day can be a major challenge. Read some basic suggestions to help you get through.
Helping each other: talking to family and friends
Family and friends can be very helpful at this time, providing invaluable support. Read our guidance on accessing help from those around you.
On-going symptoms and getting help from others
Some people find that their symptoms continue or even worsen. Read our guidance on symptoms that won't go away, and what to do.
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