Our Bereavement Service offers a range of flexible support to meet your needs and your grief process.
Information about the Nature of Grief
Written Guide to Bereavement and Grief - The guide contains information about possible responses to loss and bereavement together with some ideas about how to cope with your feelings. There are links to other organisations who may also be able to help with your loss.
A 4 week ‘Informational’ Grief Group - An educational programme consisting of 4 sessions of up to 1 hour duration. The aim is to educate people about bereavement and grief to enable them to understand and ‘normalise’ what they are experiencing after a bereavement. The ‘educational’ aspect of each session will be led by a counsellor. The second part of each session will be for discussion. The group will learn ways of looking at bereavement and grief, using a different model of grief in each session:
Session 1: The Grief Wheel
Session 2: The Whirlpool of Grief
Session 3: The Dual Process Model of Grief
Session 4: Growing Around Grief
1:1 support sessions with trained volunteers.
A 5 week structured bereavement support group, led by a counsellor and volunteer. This is a supportive group encouraging you to talk about your feelings and share thoughts and experiences with others who are also bereaved.
Ecotherapy Group: An outdoor bereavement therapy group combining gardening, outdoor craft activities and introducing some relaxation techniques. It is aimed at gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Everyone who attends is bereaved, and the group aims to help people to work through grief, learn new skills and make new friends whilst enjoying the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors. Ecotherapy takes place during the summer months and is a 5 week rolling programme for up to 8 participants.
Community Groups in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale where you can make new friends and have the opportunity to create a new social life.
1:1 sessions with a counsellor. We offer telephone and video conference counselling. We also offer face to face counselling at the Hospice and in some GP surgeries. Home visits are available if appropriate.
More information is available in our Bereavement Service leaflet.
Other bereavement resources counselling, groups and helplines
Confidentiality Overview for Counselling Clients - download here
All our counsellors are registered and/or accredited members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within The BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
We are an Accredited Counselling Service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy