Everyone’s experience of losing somebody significant is different. You may experience physical and emotional effects that are difficult for you to understand or need support in making sound decisions amidst the emotional upset. Speaking confidentially and openly with one of our counsellors may help you to come to terms with your bereavement.
When do we meet?
We hold informal drop in support groups throughout the month to support bereaved people. These groups are held in the Hospice, with the sessions running in both the daytime and the evening.
Who can attend?
New members are always welcomed to the bereavement drop in groups. Individuals decide themselves when they wish to join the group or how often they attend. We are able to support those who have lost a loved one through a progressive illness until the second anniversary.
What happens at the groups?
Each group is facilitated by trained counsellors and volunteers. They are run as an informal drop in where you are able to meet others who are in a similar position, creating a sense of belonging which can help with feelings of isolation. Tea and coffee is provided at all the drop in groups.
How to access the service
A referral form needs to be completed by either a healthcare professional or you can contact St Luke’s Family Support and Counselling Team directly on 01606 551246.
The group is not restricted to those who have accessed other hospice services; however, a referral form is required before attending the drop in groups to ensure you fit within the Hospice remit.