Bereavement Support

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. We're here to support you at this time

Bereavement support is available to the family and friends of anyone cared for by St Wilfrid’s.

It is also available to any bereaved living in our catchment area or bereaved health and social key workers in the catchment area, wherever they live.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have extended our adult bereavement support to our entire community, beyond those directly linked to the hospice. We recognise that this crisis affects all bereaved, whether your loved one died because of the virus, whether you could not visit your loved one or whether grief feels hard in these times where many of us are distanced and isolated. As far as we are able, we will extend our bereavement support to all.

When someone dies who is important to us, it can leave a space in our lives and it is natural to experience strong or mixed feelings.

Perhaps you feel sad 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 wonder 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 contact us.

Please click here for details regarding 1-1 bereavement support. You can request bereavement support by using the button below. Alternatively, please contact our Patient and Family Support Administrator on 01323 434294 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.

Health care professionals

Our Bereavement support...

Bereavement book
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Download an excellent booklet on bereavement here. With lots of helpful advice and resources to help you at this time

In memory of
Memory tree and flower heads

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

One-to-one support
Scrabble board with words on. Friend. Dad. Mum. Aunt. Sister. Teacher. Brother.

Helping you to explore your emotions at what may be a turbulent and confusing time, our team are there for you

The Seahorse Project
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Bereavement affects children and young people too. Find out how we can support you and them at this time

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