Although very important, the funeral is only the first step we take in ‘saying goodbye’. As you begin to work through your grief, the road ahead may seem long and lonely. Relatives and friends will be especially helpful at the time of death and at the funeral. However, as the weeks and months pass after the death, they may not always be available to comfort you and to allow you to talk about the person you love and miss so much.
If you feel that you require some more formal bereavement support or counselling, we recommend you contact:
Petersgate Counselling Services on (03) 343 3391
29 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042
There may be fees associated with the counselling services at Petersgate and these can be discussed directly with the counsellors.