Here at Help Texts we've been providing ongoing, expert text-based grief support for four years. We’ve seen how helpful and impactful text support can be when people are grieving, and have also been listening to our healthcare clients who are looking for affordable, easy ways to support their employees, many of whom are experiencing burnout and fatigue, and are looking for training and support as they care for grieving patients and family members.
Grief Coach founder Emma Payne and Head of Bereavement Melissa Lunardini sat down with UK psychotherapist Liz Gleeson on her podcast, Shapes of Grief. Throughout their conversation, they touched upon six pain points grieving people have and the unique ways Grief Coach texts offer support.
People who've experienced the death of a significant person often tell us that support drops off sharply after the first year. At Help Texts, we believe grievers deserve grief support for a lifetime of loss, not just in the early days of "survival mode". That's why we've written a series of help texts specifically for what we call "long ago loss."
Thanks to Sue Ryder, all UK residents can receive free grief support through Grief Coach texts.
Three texts to send a friend grieving the sudden, unexplained death of an infant or child, in partnership with Red Nose Australia
Losing a baby or young child with no explanation is devastating, and leaves parents and caregivers lost for answers. If you're unsure of what to say to someone whose infant or young child died with no explanation, these helpful suggestions from Red Nose Australia are a great place to start.
Many articles tell people what to say when a person dies, but as the grieving person, how do you respond? Try these three tips from Grief Coach founder and CEO, Emma Payne.
Four ways Grief Coach (Help Texts) texts help hospice organizations support bereaved families after a death
We were recently highlighted in a Hospice News article called "The Rise of Tech-Enabled Grief Care." Here are four ways Grief Coach helps hospice organizations and their bereavement teams support people grieving a death.
Three ways to support a teen who is grieving, in partnership with the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
Have you ever struggled to know what to say to a teen or young adult grieving the death of a loved one? Try these three tips from Dougy Center and Grief Coach.
Crystal Cannon Flores is an end-of-life doula who chose to pursue death care after being a caregiver for both of her parents. She says, "I confidently and wholeheartedly recommend Grief Coach to my clients because grieving is complicated and unique for each individual. Grief Coach teaches us how to support each other, how to speak to the grieving person, how to honor the departed and how to normalize the process—what a gift!"
Dr. Wyatt is looking forward to sharing Grief Coach with people, especially those supporting grievers. She says, "I value the fact that Grief Coach allows each person grieving to name supporters who will also receive text messages. Many times I see friends and loved ones who have the best intentions of offering ongoing support to the griever, but day-to-day life gets in the way and they simply don't remember important anniversaries and occasions."
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