Grief Generation Gap

Grief Generation Gap

The Co-op reported that as a ‘nation of huggers’ when grieving, Millennials [are] far more likely to want physical contact when grieving than any other age group”.

“Research from Co-op Funeralcare reports 59% of those who have lost a loved one during lockdown have had their grieving process negatively impacted due to restrictions”. “But when overcoming the trauma, there is also a generational difference for how mourners find solace.” “Millennials (18-24-year olds) are more likely to want a hug and physical contact than any other age bracket, whilst Baby Boomers, (55+) are the most resilient generation following a bereavement”. 

“Research from Co-op Funeralcare estimates 9.7 million mourners have been denied the opportunity to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral and the UK could soon be heading towards a ‘grief pandemic’.” “Co-op has released a report, which reveals the devastating impact lockdown has had on the nation’s ability to grieve and warns of a possible grief pandemic.

The online YouGov survey, commissioned by the UK’s leading funeral provider Co-op Funeralcare, shows that in the weeks following the start of the UK’s lockdown on 23rd March, 47% of bereaved adults have been denied their final farewell.”  Read the full article 


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