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.

One to one bereavement support during the Covid-19 crisis

We have moved all our one to one support to telephone and on-line support. This means we can support you wherever you are, whilst observing social distancing guidance.

Psychological/emotional support and counselling

We offer two levels of support. For psychological/emotional support you will have three phone conversations with a trained volunteer. This can be fairly informal and will always be very supportive. Counselling is offered usually for six sessions, slightly more structured, again by volunteers and staff with specific counselling training and experience. We will agree in our initial conversation with you which level of support will be most helpful for you.

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.

To request bereavement support please use the button below. Alternatively, please contact our Bereavement Administrator on 01323 434251 to ask for a call back regarding bereavement support. Our administrator will take basic details from you and then ask someone from our support team to be in touch.

Bereavement support request