Bereavement Support Group
Everybody experiences bereavement in a very personal way and as we are all different, we all have our own preferences as to the type of support that we find helpful. To complement the range of support available, we host a monthly informal bereavement support meeting in each of our Full Circle services.
What can I expect?
The support group is a very informal peer support group with no formal agenda. Some people choose to come and share their experiences whereas others prefer to simply listen. Many people who attend tell us that it is helpful to spend time in a safe space where they feel comfortable to speak about their bereavement. It can be reassuring to hear that others have similar challenges and feelings and to ask others how they have dealt with difficult situations.
Who can attend?
Our peer support group is open to anyone who would like to attend, whether you have used our funeral care services or not.
This group is peer-led and is not a space for 1:! or group bereavement counselling. There are no bereavement counsellors present and if you are uncertain whether this is the right space for you then please get in touch to have a chat with Ruth.
Where and when?
The meeting is held on the first Wednesday of the month between 5.30pm – 7pm and is currently being held via Zoom.
After the first session, I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I felt something “unlock” in my grief; I slept better at night, was more open with my feelings, and was able to move forward rather than “move on”.
Starting a peer support group
If you are interested in starting your own peer support group then please get in touch and we will share what we can to help you get started.
Wellbeing after bereavement talk / workshop
Since 2021, we have been delivering an interactive workshop considering grief, its psychological and physical impact and how we can support wellbeing after bereavement.
We will all experience bereavement and grief and for many it can be bewildering and isolating. This awareness raising learning event is the start of an important conversation about how you can better support yourself and others after bereavement.