One-to-one bereavement support is an opportunity to talk about the impact of your loss, in confidence, with someone who will be able to listen to your experience of grief. They can help you think through any changes you may need to make and find a way to a new life that includes remembering the person who has died in the way you that you want.

Every loss is a very personal experience and no two people experience loss in the same way. Many people find that it helps to talk with someone who is not part of their family or close circle of friends.

Sometimes people find that at first they do not want support but then later change their mind. If this happens to you, please contact us.

Who you would see for one-to-one support and what to expect

Our Bereavement Volunteers bring a variety of experience to their work for the hospice. They are carefully selected and undergo training, which includes learning about bereavement and the effect that loss can have on our lives. Their work is regularly supervised by experienced staff. We mostly work in a time-limited way as we find this to be most effective. The Bereavement Volunteer will initially meet with you for about an hour. At the end of this first meeting you will agree together how you will work together.

Who to contact for one-to-one bereavement support

Please contact Ella Williams, Family Support Co-ordinator, on 01323 434257.