EPISODE 25: SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS DURING COVID-19 - In Conversation with Patricia Thomas from Grief Care (Part 1)
Aug 25th, 2021
Patricia Thomas currently works for Grief Care which is an ecclesial Pastoral Care agency of the Church at Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria. Grief Care supports individuals, families and communities during times of loss, grief, bereavement and trauma offering accompaniment and a range of programs and resources in preparing for funerals. In this first episode Patricia reflects on the challenges our students are facing in this time of COVID-19 and some of the ways they may react to these challenges (Flight, Fight, Fright and Fawn). She also speaks about the great value of putting language around these experiences and of the need to create spaces where feelings can be heard and held.
“Every grief, every loss of something that we value, is traumatising.”
“Not everything can be fixed or cured, but it should be named properly.”