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’.
Looking to access our bereavement service? Find out who can use it and how to contact our team
Helping you to explore your emotions at what may be a turbulent and confusing time, our counselling team are there for you
Some people find groups more helpful than one-to-one support. We offer a number of groups to bereaved family members and friends
The death of someone close to you may be devastating. Getting help and support is key to looking after yourself and beginning to heal
These workbooks are for children and young people to use. They can download and work through them alone or the young person can use them with a parent or a friend. They can also be used with one of our counsellors here at the hospice
Other sources of support available locally and nationally for bereaved adults and children
When someone dies, often their family and friends like to pay tribute to their lives and help those in need by doing something to benefit future patients and families