Monthly Archives: January 2016

The midnight knock at the door

How do police break the bad news to bereaved relatives? The 20th anniversary of Jenny’s death is fast approaching. In all those years since 15 October 1996, my opinions about what happened have changed many times: my thoughts on how … Continue reading

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Stop, rewind, replay

The problem of not knowing People who live to tell the story of a traumatic event often describe a curious distortion of time. It is, they say, as if everything slows down, a bit like watching the scene of a … Continue reading

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‘Coming out’ at work about traumatic bereavement

Those awkward water cooler conversations A new year, and back to the office. Spare a thought for newbies getting to know their colleagues. Hopefully 2016 won’t bring many of those awkward moments I think of as ‘coming out’ about bereavement. … Continue reading

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