Bereavement

Our Day Therapy and Bereavement Services have been temporarily closed in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. 

The Day Therapy or Bereavement team will contact any service user directly that has existing appointments for counselling, 1:1 support or Complementary Therapy. They will endeavour to look at alternative means of supporting you during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to discuss this further, please call on 01924 331400 and ask to speak to the Day Therapy or Bereavement team.

Support for bereaved families affected by Covid-19

During these unprecedented times, we are also able to offer bereavement support to families in the Wakefield District who have been bereaved as a result of Coronavirus.
 
This represents a significant extension to our service which has been generously funded through charitable giving.
 
This service will also be available to access by our local Care Home residents, their family members and the staff who support and care for them.
 
We have a very experienced, well-established and diverse team, and we are here to support our local community, to give back to the many who have supported our hospice for over 30 years.
 
Please contact us on 01924 331400 if you need bereavement support.


Bereavement Drop In

Our bereavement drop in support is available for the family and friends of people who have been known to Wakefield Hospice and who have sadly died.

We are all deeply affected by the death of someone we love and often we are given all the help and support we need by our family and friends. Sometimes the problems seem too much to cope with and we need to talk to someone else who can help us understand and make sense of our feelings.

At Wakefield Hospice we recognise that every person’s experience is unique to them and that people may need different types of support at different times. We try to flexible and responsive to individual needs and are always keen and willing to discuss with you how we may be able to help.

We try to contact family members four weeks after their bereavement by telephone or by sending a card if we are unable to talk personally. 



Please find below links to articles relating to our weekly drop in sessions. We hope you find these useful. If you need to contact us please do so via our contact page or by calling us on 01924 331400.

Growing Around Grief - 28 May
Gratitude - 21 May
Creative Writing - 14 May
It's Okay - 7 May
Motivation - 30 April
Bubbles and Bath Bombs - 23 April
Resilience - 16 April
Essential Oils - 9 April
Balance – 2 April


Useful websites for adults
www.gov.uk
www.cruse.org.uk
www.thegoodgrieftrust.org 
www.nationalbereavementalliance.org.uk
 
Useful websites for children
www.winstonswish.org
www.childbereavementuk.org
www.griefencounter.org.uk 

Dr Susie Willis from the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children has given permission to share the 'Saying Goodbye' booklet and film to help children coping with bereavement.
https://indd.adobe.com/view/eafec4d8-5699-4f34-8342-9c3de45c26af
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnIYObmeAZE

We can offer ongoing telephone contact or face to face bereavement support or counselling if needed. Appointments can be offered at different times throughout the week.

We also have a Drop-In Service on Thursday between 9am - 12noon and on Thursday 1pm - 4pm by appointment, where our trained staff and volunteers can offer emotional support. It is also an opportunity to meet with others who are going through a similar experience. Relaxation, complementary therapies and art & craft activities are available, as well as spiritual support.

We can offer advice and support in helping children cope with bereavement.

We can support beareaved families for up to two years depending on your needs as we recognise that every individuals grief experience is different.

Above all we want to be supportive in a way that is right for you, but we will also respect your wishes if you tell us you do not require our help.

If you have a query about our Bereavement Drop In service please see our FAQ's below. If you still have a question you would like to ask you are welcome to call into our Drop-In Service or contact Lisa Henry our Bereavement Services Co-ordinator on the Hospice telephone number, 01924 331400.