The illness and death of someone you love can have a profound and lasting impact – at any age. We know that everyone responds to grief in their own way. Our specially trained team of bereavement volunteers offer vital support for families including young children and teenagers to help you through the stages of your grief. We offer one to one sessions or group support.
Walk and talk
Our new Walk and Talk gives you the chance to meet and share experiences with others who are bereaved and benefit from some fresh air and a leisurely walk.
Bushy Park Walk and Talk
First Thursday in the month, 11 am.
Meet at 10.45am near The Pheasantry Café in Bushy Park.
Richmond Walk and Talk.
Wednesday 9 July, 10 September and 8 October.
Meet at 10.45am at Pembroke Lodge.
Family bereavement evenings
Join one of the groups for children, teenagers, and partners or guardians during our family bereavement evenings.
Second Tuesday of every month, 4.30pm – 6pm.
Bereavement support group
Attend our informal coffee mornings to talk, listen and gain support with others going through a similar experience.
Second Monday of every month 11am – 12.30pm.
‘Closed’ bereavement group
If you prefer small groups, we periodically run ‘closed’ groups. This is where (the same) six people meet for eight consecutive sessions. Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be. Regularly talking and listening to others can be really beneficial. Many people experience difficulties and you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realise you’re not alone. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover new ways to cope when facing your own concerns. Groups work best where there is open and honest communication between members. Group members will start out as strangers, but in a short amount of time, they may become a valuable and trusted source of support.
Wednesday mornings 11am-12.30pm (starts 20 August)
Tuesdays evenings 6.30-8pm (starts 16 September)
If you would be interested in joining a closed group please contact the Bereavement Service Administrator, Alison Glynne-Jones on 01372 461 842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Bereavement Team
I benefited from speaking with the team both before and after Andy’s death, and the bereavement group has been a tremendous support.
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