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.
Peer Bereavement Support Group
We are pleased to announce that our Peer Support Bereavement Group will begin on Thursday 16th June 2022
This Group will run 9am to 12noon in the Seymour Suite (Day Therapy Unit).
It will run in addition to our Newly Bereaved Group which will run alternative weeks. This group is suited to individuals who have been bereaved within the last 2 years and are known to the hospice. Staff will be available for support, but predominantly we aim for this group to be a peer/self-supporting group.
Groups will be run fortnightly with updates posted here. Numbers are limited to 10 to keep our clients, staff and hospice safe. Protocols are in place regarding PPE/LFT. These will be discussed with you prior to attending.
Please express your interest by contacting: Lisa Henry – Bereavement Counsellor/Coordinator on 01924 331400 or if you have any questions regarding our Bereavement support and listening support.