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.**

We have provided some digital resources below that you are welcome to download, and we are also offering telephone support during office hours throughout the week.



Bereavement Support at St Leonard’s
Support for bereaved adults (age 18+)

Call 01904 777772 Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm (Until 7pm on Thursdays)

We will…

• talk through with you the best way we can support you
• be a listening ear if you need someone to talk to
• offer emotional support enabling you to talk openly about your feelings
• signpost you to other services and resources that you might find helpful, if needed

At busy times we may not be able to take your call immediately. PLEASE CALL BACK IF LINES ARE BUSY.

Please remember that all our support is conducted over the telephone at the moment. Not sure whether this is for you? Take a look at our leaflet here.


There are also digital resources available to support you here:


Our Bereavement Support leaflet can be downloaded here

Help sheet #1 - Bereavement Support Update

Help sheet #2 - Grieving, Isolation & Loneliness

Help sheet #3 - 
Coping with grief when you can’t be there to say farewell

Help sheet #4 - Funerals

Help sheet #5 - What is bereavement support and is our listening service for you?

Help sheet #6 - Anticipatory Grief

Visit here for assistance with Advance Care Planning.



Bereavement Support Video: An Introduction with Jonathan Bauer



Bereavement Support Video #1: Grief in Exceptional Times



Bereavement Support Video #2: Looking After Yourself at a Time of Loss



Bereavement Support Video #3: Understanding Grief



We also offer bereavement support for children after someone close to them has died in the Hospice. Here's a beautiful reading of 'No Matter What' by Debi Gliori, read by actor and producer Greg Wise. It is a lovely story about children’s worries and a parent’s endless capacity for love. We find this book very helpful in children’s bereavement sessions and we hope you will find it a helpful resource in these challenging times. 



Here is a reading by Hospice Social Worker, Jenny:



There are also some very useful resources at - https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/