Grief is a natural reaction to bereavement and many people manage with the support of family and friends. Some people find it helpful to meet with others who have been bereaved or to talk to someone on a one-to-one basis to review and reflect upon their experience of loss.
We have a team of trained staff and volunteers who are able to offer individual or group support. During the time of the Covid-19 restrictions, this support is being offered on-line or by telephone. For more information contact: 0208 343 6819 or email@example.com
Do you want to become a Bereavement Support Volunteer? Ongoing training will be provided. Find out more about it in our information sessions on 13/09 here.
Socially Distanced ideas to support yourself and others
Those experiencing grief and bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic are also facing the added challenges of social distancing and self isolation. The usual support networks are not easily available. Our Social Work Manager Patricia McCrossan looks at ways families are still sharing grief and offers ideas on things you can do to support yourself and others. Read her account here
One-to-One spiritual support
We have chaplains of many faiths at the Hospice, as well as a humanist. You can discuss any topic relating to spirituality within your own religious – or non-religious – beliefs. This might be things such as the meaning of the life of the person who has just died, or the purpose of your life without them. You may also wish to discuss your views about an afterlife and what this means to you.
Walk and Talk
Our Walk & Talk groups provide an opportunity to meet others who have been bereaved and talk while you walk, with the support of volunteers. At present the walks are suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we hope they’ll resume just as soon as restrictions allow.
The prospect of sorting through the paperwork and belongings after someone has died can, quite understandably, seem overwhelming. It may even become more difficult as time goes by. Our bereavement support volunteers will provide help and support as you go through this process.
Marking anniversaries during COVID-19
This candle shines in memory of all those who have died or have an anniversary during the current crisis.