Losing someone during lockdown, with the restrictions around the funeral and not being able to be with them in their last moments, delays the grieving process.
Hailing from Torquay, Liam Meyer is a videographer for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. Throughout the pandemic, Liam has been providing grief support to over 500 people through Facebook group Alone Together. Passionate about breaking down taboos about grief, he hopes to create a network of mutual support and aid across his online activism. Liam appeared with other key workers on The Choir: Singing for Britain in July 2020.
In March, Liam lost his 62-year-old father David to COVID-19 and blood poisoning after a week in intensive care. Due to lockdown measures, Liam and his family were unable to be with David in his final hours. This, Liam explains, made his grief all the more difficult to process.
I felt like I was in a dreamland for many months, it’s only in the last few months that I’ve really started to acknowledge that dad isn’t here anymore.