Bereavement Service

Our team will usually have got to know the people close to our patients in the weeks or months before their death.  One of the team will be in contact with you and will offer to visit in the days after the death, when you may need support and information quickly.

We realise that the weeks and months after the loss of someone close can be very sad, confusing and difficult.  Many people tell us that they just don’t know what to do or where to start.  You may feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings, as well as the practical and financial implications of your loss.  The bereavement support team can support you during this time, if you would like.

We offer:

  • Individual support for adults and for children and young people within the family.
  • Small groups, providing the opportunity for you to share feelings and experiences with others who are bereaved.
  • Telephone support.
  • Written information about the experience of bereavement.
  • Advice about sources of help with financial worries and paperwork that can follow bereavement.

Good Grief

If you are bereaved and living with loss and think you might benefit from spending time with others who are learning to live with the emotional, social and practical consequences of loss, we can support you to achieve good grief, whatever that will mean for you.

We offer a supportive environment that provides you with a listening ear and the opportunity for you to listen to others and share your experiences if you’d like.  The meetings also give us the opportunity to help you find the type of support that you need.

The Good Grief Group is run by the Family Support Team at Hospice of the Valleys, but no previous association with the Hospice is necessary; the group is open to anyone in Blaenau Gwent who would like to attend.

 

Meetings are:

The last Thursday of each month, 5.30pm – 7:00pm

and

The second Friday of each month, 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

The group is aimed at those over the age of 18, but if you are under 18 and think you might like some support, please get in touch as we have separate groups for younger people.

 

If you would like to discuss further or find out more, please contact our Family Support Team on 01495 717277.

 

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk is a National charity offering free, confidential help to bereaved people.

www.winstonswish.org.uk is a childhood bereavement charity with a host of resources


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