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Ale

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I graduated from university yesterday, but more excitingly today I became a fully qualified (aka passed the 9 weeks of online training and practice chats) volunteer pet bereavement support web chat advisor for the Blue Cross. Something I only learnt about just before starting training and I wish I knew about when I lost my cat to rta as I had a very hard time grieving for her. See the link for more info on the amazing service they offer, there was a whole (very sad) module on horse loss and euthanasia, but it's reassuring it's covered and I now feel more confident discussing it if needed.

 

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Thatā€™s great, well done. I think some people bounce back quickly after losing a pet, and others (like myself) find it an incredibly difficult experience. I never knew grief would hit me so hard. I have lots of support around me and see a counsellor regularly anyway, but for those who havenā€™t got this support I think would find your services really valuable. I am thinking of volunteering to be a ā€˜friends at the endā€™ support for the BHS. This involves helping people practically through the loss of a horse and physically being there when the horse is put to sleep.
 

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Thank you everyone for all the kind words, bit lost with what to do with myself now after so long studying! Onwards and upwards I'm sure in time šŸ˜
 
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Thatā€™s great, well done. I think some people bounce back quickly after losing a pet, and others (like myself) find it an incredibly difficult experience. I never knew grief would hit me so hard. I have lots of support around me and see a counsellor regularly anyway, but for those who havenā€™t got this support I think would find your services really valuable. I am thinking of volunteering to be a ā€˜friends at the endā€™ support for the BHS. This involves helping people practically through the loss of a horse and physically being there when the horse is put to sleep.
I'm so glad to hear you have support in place, it's so vital for such deep grief. That's a very brave and kind thing to consider doing, very challenging I can only imagine, but a huge help to people's worst days.
 
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