Loss and Bereavement

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In this section we will go on to discuss over the coming months how to cope and find your way following a loss? The distinct stages of your grief journey? How to offer bereavement support to others? What are the practical and legal aspects following a death here in Luxembourg – of a non-native resident or even of a visitor? Where to go for information, advice and practical support?


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 Further Information: Useful Links

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If you are concerned about your child or have any questions about parenting in Luxembourg you can contact the Online Parent service in English at the Kanner Jugend Telefon


Care for the Family: UK-based website with a dedicated section offering bereavement support to parents and to those who are living with loss.


Grief Support for the English-speaking Community in Luxembourg – a Passage factsheet with information on counselling and support services available In Luxembourg (in English) to help cope with loss and bereavement. The document contains hyperlinks to resource websites and the necessary contact emails. Click to download.

Passage-Grief-Support-Factsheet.pdf (200 downloads)



Further Information: Recommended Reading

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do Useful article by Megan Devine (a licensed clinical counsellor) providing some supportive ways in which to help a friend or family member who is experiencing a severe loss.

10 Things I’ve Learned in the 10 Years Since Our Daughter’s Birth and Death  Inspiring blogpost by Carissa Kapcar, a writer and mother of 4 (three living) on how to cope with the (perinatal) loss of a baby.

10 Things to Read When You’re Grieving
Here are 10 books or poems – as recommended by the PBS NewsHour website – that may help you survive a period of loss and to navigate the process of grieving.



Over to you…

If you have experience as parents or professional expertise in this area please write us an article. We can publish articles anonymously to protect your identity if you prefer but other parents would welcome another point of view. For further information about how you can contribute to this ‘living’ resource’ see our section How to Get Involved or contact us at: info@passage.lu



Last updated:  Wednesday 13th September, 2017