We deeply care for our community, offering compassionate and unwavering support throughout the grieving process, ensuring you're never alone in your journey.
Wrap around Love for Families
At W J Wrights we all feel very privileged to do what we do. It is a vocation that is felt very deeply and we are all here to share the best of ourselves on a daily basis for the benefit of others and to serve our community with respect, warmth and caring support.
We can be depended upon to offer practical help in a nurturing and gentle way and will do all that we can to help you shoulder your bereavement, to guide you by the hand through this period.
Our care begins from the moment you make contact with our funeral home. We are
instantly on hand to provide immediate help and support with a respectful service. We can assist with advice on registration and can even provide transport to your registrar’s appointment if required. We can be contacted at any time before, during or after a bereavement, there is no limit or time frame. Just because the funeral service has taken place it does not mean that our door has been closed to you, you are still very important to us.
Sometimes it is good to know that there is someone there for you. Someone who knows something of what you have been through, who remains impartial and non-judgemental.
Someone who is respectful, understanding, supportive and who appreciates the importance of confidentiality. We can also put you in touch with organisations who can support you in difficult times. In some cases, this may not be enough and perhaps professional help can be of benefit.
Having counselling can mean that there is a safe place for you to offload and vent your feelings. You will not be judged by what you say and will be able to talk freely without feeling that you are affecting others. We are able to refer you to our counselling and support partners at Care First if you feel this might help.
Counselling and Support
At some point in our lives we will all experience grief, grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming and it can cause us emotional and physical pain.
In the early stages after a bereavement, you might feel numb or nothing at all. You may feel detached from reality almost as if you were in a fog. This is the initial period of shock. You may even carry on as if nothing happened or find yourself focusing on necessary tasks such as cancelling bills and dealing with the practicalities of sorting property or making the funeral arrangements.
If you didn’t see the person who died very often, you might catch yourself thinking they’re still alive. This can become particularly painful when you realise it isn’t true.
Later on, after the initial shock has worn away, you might find that reality sets in. This is when you might feel overwhelmed by the depth and range of emotions you may be feeling. Some people may feel this acutely from the start, while for others these feelings may take a while to develop.
It can also be common to find the second year after someone dies to be just as difficult or even harder than the first. People around you may have resumed their normal lives and routines and you might feel there’s less space or opportunity for you to talk about your feelings.
The advent of anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas or family celebrations can also be very painful. You might find that even though a year has passed, you feel the emotions as strongly as when the person first died.
It’s important to remember that, in time, you will feel better and more able to cope. This doesn’t mean that you are ever completely over it, rather that it is possible to start to find pleasure in life again, while still remembering and missing someone you have lost.
To support you through your bereavement, we have partnered with First Care to provide all our families with specialist, confidential and free of charge counselling and support.
All First Care Counsellors are highly qualified and skilled in working with the bereaved so that they can help you to understand your experience of grief, develop self-care, and coping strategies to help you deal with the challenges you may be facing.
They are also on hand to assist with a wider range of matters from employment issues, to probate and Wills, to financial and tax queries.
First Care’s range of support services are available 24 hours a day.
To benefit from these services, simply get in touch with us and we can provide you with a direct contact telephone number.