Bereavement Support

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 2019

Thursday 10th January 
Thursday 24th January
Thursday 7th February
Thursday 21st February
Thursday 7th March
Thursday 21st March
Thursday 4th April
Thursday 18th April
Thursday 2nd May
Thursday 16th May
Thursday 30th May
Thursday 13th June
Thursday 27th June
Thursday 11th July
Thursday 25th July
Thursday 8th August
Thursday 22nd August
Thursday 5th September
Thursday 19th September
Thursday 3rd October
Thursday 17th October
Thursday 31st October
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 28th November
Thursday 12th December

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