Grief is a natural reaction to loss. As each person and relationship is unique, we all grieve in our own way and at our own pace. There is no right or wrong way. Adjusting to the loss of someone close to us may cause us to feel a wide range of emotions, perhaps stronger than any we have previously experienced, sometimes seeming too much to bear. Grief may affect us physically, socially and in many practical areas of life. It is a natural process, with the raw pain tending to lessen over time and distressing memories gradually being replaced by happier ones.

The Hospice is here to offer continued support in bereavement for those who need or wish it. 

The support can be through one to one sessions, either with one of our counsellors or a trained volunteer member of the bereavement team - or by social groups. 

If you would like to find out more, call 01485 601700

The bereavement service is a limited resource available for people who are bereaved of someone cared for by the Hospice team. 

Our Guidance following a bereavement booklet can be found here to view online. 

Other sources of support include: 

Bereavement Trust Helpline (6pm - 10pm 365 day a year) - 0800 435 455

The Bereavement Advice Centre: 0800 634 94 94

Samaritans (24/7 national confidential helpline) - 116 123

Nelsons Journey (support for bereavement children) - 01603 431 788

Cruse (24/7 national bereavement helpline) - 0808 808 1677

London Friend (LGBT bereavement helpline) - 0207 783 73 337

Way Foundation (Widowed and young) 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) - 0300 111 5065

Child Bereavement UK (support for bereaved children or anyone affected by the death of a child) - 0800 028 8840

Counselling Directory (find a counsellor or psychotherapist) 

UKCP (UK council for Psychotherapy)

BACP (Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) - 01455 883300