Bereavement support is available to the family and friends of anyone cared for by St Wilfrid’s.
When someone dies who is important to us, it can leave an empty space in our lives and it is natural to experience strong or mixed feelings.
Perhaps you feel sad that they are no longer with you, bad that you could not do enough, guilt about your relief that they no longer have to suffer illness or frailty, anxious about how your life will be changed. There may also be practical problems for you and other people who share your loss, such as children or family members. You may be wondering about how to find meaningful ways of remembering your loved one.
Through the links below you will find details of the broad range of bereavement support at St Wilfrid’s and how to make contact with us.
‘The support has sustained me through some very difficult times. I have felt less alone, more myself. I have felt understood and, with time, I have felt able to live again.’
‘Being with others who have been through the same experience has been invaluable.’
‘It was something I did not expect to make a difference but it did’.
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Some people find groups more helpful than one-to-one support. We offer a number of groups to bereaved family members and friendsRead more
Children are vulnerable both before and after bereavement and may need special help. We're here to provide that and help youRead more
Looking to access our bereavement service? Find out who can use it and how to contact our teamRead more
We can talk through worries and concerns regarding your children with you and help you support your childrenRead more
Helping you to explore your emotions at what may be a turbulent and confusing time, our counselling team are there for youRead more
You may have a family member who is very ill or someone close to you may have died. These workbooks are here to helpRead more
Other sources of support available locally and nationally for bereaved adults and childrenRead more