Bereavement Support Services
Springhill Hospice’s Bereavement Service is available to any adult over the age of 18 who is grieving, irrespective of cause or relationship, and who is registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale. There is no requirement to have had previous contact with the Hospice services. The service is available after the initial 12 weeks of mourning.
You may or may not experience the following:
We offer a range of flexible support to meet your needs and your grief process:
Bereavement counselling takes place at the Hospice in private, designated, comfortable rooms where you can express yourself freely. We also offer counselling in some G.P. surgeries. Home visits are available if appropriate.
- One to one bereavement counselling with a trained counsellor. More information is available here Bereavement Services
- Monthly support groups with a trained counsellor which focuses on the grief process, learning, sharing and listening.
- Weekly support group with our creative therapist and bereavement volunteer offers a safe place to meet new people for peer support
- Community groups in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale where you can make new friends and the opportunity to make a new social life.
- Well Being Days are held twice a year for our bereaved counselling clients; we offer complementary therapy, relaxation session, creative therapy, local social knowledge and the chance to make new friends
- Ecotherapy Group - This is an outdoor rolling programme which we offer to people receiving counselling. The groups are held during the spring and summer months and consist of a variety of gardening activities e.g. cuttings, potting, weeding & harvesting, also craft activities like willow weaving, planting up arrangements and some form of relaxation like tai chi, laughter yoga and meditation. Up to 8 bereaved people attend for 5 consecutive weekly afternoons and the aim is to help work through their grief, learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors.
- Grief Workshop - The Grief Workshop is a formal structured programme offering an holistic approach to understanding and managing complex grief. It has 3 key elements – understanding the grief process, adapting to and living without their loved ones plus relaxation and self-care. Participants are referred by their counsellor and must be in counselling throughout the duration of the workshop. The same group of 6 people attends once a week for 5 afternoons, it’s a closed group so nobody new can join once it’s started.
Confidentiality Overview for Counselling Clients - download here