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Coping with grief at christmas

Christmas is a time of joy. Everywhere we look we’re encouraged to be cheery and bright, to spend up large on presents and food, to entertain, celebrate with family and friends, and spread boundless goodwill. It's a time of year that can be some of the hardest to travel for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, Kirihimete / Christmas can be a really difficult time of year. Watch our webinar for tips and ideas about how to cope with grief at Christmas.

Kirihimete / Christmas is a time of joy. Everywhere we look we’re encouraged to be cheery and bright, to spend up large on presents and food, to entertain, celebrate with whānau and friends, and spread boundless goodwill.

But it’s also a time of year that can be some of the hardest to travel for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Kirihimete / Christmas will never be the same. There is an empty chair at the table.

Watch our webinar

In this webinar, Nic Russell, founder of Kenzie's Gift and bereaved māmā / mum, talks to child and adolescent psychotherapist, Nicola Jackson, on coping with grief at Christmas.

Get additional support

For more information about coping with grief at Kirihimete / Christmas, we've pulled together 12 tips for you. Have a read.  

This isn’t intended to replace professional help and support when needed. If you feel you and your tamariki / children may need help from a professional, please reach out to Kenzie’s Gift.