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 2018

Thursday 22nd February
Thursday 8th March
Thursday 22nd March
Thursday 5th April
Thursday 19th April
Thursday 3rd May
Thursday 17th May
Thursday 31st May
Thursday 14th June
Thursday 28th June
Thursday 12th July 
Thursday 26th July
Thursday 9th August
Thursday 23rd August
Thursday 6th September
Thursday 20th September
Thursday 4th October
Thursday 18th October 
Thursday 1st November
Thursday 15th November 
Thursday 29th November 
Thursday 13th December

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