Our team is well established, experienced and diverse and made up of a counsellor, nurses, health care assistant, complementary therapist, and volunteers including student counsellors.
We aim to contact families four to six weeks after their bereavement by telephone, to ask if any support and advice might be helpful at this time.
Once contact has been made with the team, you will have an opportunity to discuss your circumstances and explore your current needs with the bereavement support worker and in turn will be advised of the therapies and support available which might feel most appropriate to meet your needs at this time.
Some of this support may be by specified appointment and time limited, in addition they may take place remotely e.g. listening support via telephone, online Teams support, accessing regular topics and wellbeing advice and sessions on our website until our face to face services resume more fully.
We recognise that grief is a unique experience, it is not the same for everyone and we support an individual in a way that is timely and meaningful to them.
We do not have a limit on the amount of time our service can be accessed, but we do review our support regularly and as a guide if support is required beyond 2 years we might feel your needs might be best supported elsewhere and we can discuss this with you.
Children’s Bereavement Support
We also offer support for children. For more information please visit our 'support for children' page or click on the link below.
Our current weekly Drop In service is suspended, however will introduce face to face and group support in person when we feel it is safe to do so. These will be held at the hospice in the day therapy suite.
The Drop In service includes…
Emotional and wellbeing support from experienced staff
The opportunity to talk with other people who have also been bereaved
Information and advice
Art and craft therapies
Complementary therapy and relaxation
Spiritual and chaplaincy support by arrangement
Access to social worker by arrangement
Bereavement projects – Photography, using photography to capture thoughts, feelings and emotions
If you would like to discuss this further, please call on 01924 331400 and ask to speak to the bereavement team.