Bereavement Support

** Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some Hospice services have been affected. Bereavement support is available but this will be telephone support until further notice. If you are seeking support, you are able to self-refer to this service by calling 01904 708 553. Our usual Bereavement Drop-in service (details below) has been suspended due to Government guidance on social distancing. During the usual scheduled times for Bereavement Drop-in, you are welcome to call 01904 708 553 and a trained member of the bereavement support team will give you a call back to offer telephone support. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. For further information, please read our leaflet here - thank you.**

Our Bereavement Team offers support to families following the death of a loved one 
either in the Hospice or under the care of Hospice@Home, however our Bereavement Drop-in is open to anyone within the community who has been bereaved - please see information below.
Grief is a natural response to the loss of a loved one and everyone grieves in their own way. Many find it helpful to be able to express their feelings and to talk about the person who has died. Our team offer a listening and support service and can help answer questions such as, 'is this normal?', 'am I going mad?'  or 'other people say I should...?' Our support may be offered face to face, by telephone or a combination of both, depending on what suits you.    

Children & Young People
A child’s grief will be affected by their age, maturity, circumstances and temperament. Sometimes parents and grandparents are unsure how to support their children but we can offer help and advice.  

Bereavement Drop-in

The Bereavement Drop-in is an informal opportunity for adults who have been bereaved, whether linked with the Hospice or not, to talk to others with similar experiences. Each Drop-in is run by experienced Bereavement Support workers and volunteers. 

Drop-in sessions are free to attend and run from 5pm until 7pm every other Thursday. You can arrive at any time and stay for as long as you like. Light refreshments are available.

We will review the continuing support we offer, as you can access support for as long as you need to. 

Drop-in Dates for 2020

Thursday 2nd, 16th and 30th January
Thursday 13th and 27th February
Thursday 12th and 26th March
Thursday 9th and 23rd April
Thursday 7th and 21st May
Thursday 4th and 18th June
Thursday 2nd and 16th and 30th July
Thursday 13th and 27th August
Thursday 10th and 24th September
Thursday 8th and 22nd October
Thursday 5th and 19th November
Thursday 3rd and 17th December

For more information please call the Bereavement Team on 01904 708553.