One to one bereavement support

Our one-to-one bereavement counselling service is open to those who have been affected by the death of someone who was cared for by St Wilfrid’s Hospice. If you are grieving the death of someone not cared for by St Wilfrid’s Hospice you can find information about where else you can access support here.

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.

We 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.


Counselling is offered usually for six sessions by volunteers and staff with specific counselling training and experience.

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 Patient & 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.

Other support

Not everyone who is bereaved will want or need one-to-one support. Maybe you just want to speak to someone occasionally, or perhaps you would prefer to connect with others who have been bereaved. You also may want or need some reassurance that what you are experiencing is normal.

Reflecting the uniqueness of the grief experience and the different types of support individuals may need, St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides a range of bereavement support services for adults and can direct you to outside sources of support too. Find out more using the links below.

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