The Springhill Groups for Bereaved Adults; A new venue for our Middleton Group.
We have recently had a change of venue for our Middleton group, which used to meet at Middleton Arena. Now they meet at The Loft café in Middleton Shopping Centre and we thought that this would be a good opportunity to let local people know more about the groups. We recognise that loneliness and isolation can be major problems for people who have suffered a significant bereavement. People often struggle to find ways of creating new friendships and for this reason we decided to facilitate three social groups in the community which provide a safe, welcoming place for bereaved people to meet with other people in a similar situation. These groups are based in cafes in Middleton, Rochdale and Heywood and are offering social support. They are simply a place to meet for a drink and a chat and to find out about what is going on in the local area. The groups are drop-ins, with no appointment required. The Springhill Groups are hosted by trained volunteers whose work is overseen by the Bereavement Support Counsellors.
The Springhill Groups are suitable for any adult over the age of 18 who is coming to terms with their loss and bereavement, and beginning to look for ways of creating new friendships. They are not suitable for people who are struggling with complicated grief or who are in the very early stages of bereavement. Referral to our Bereavement Support Service at Springhill Hospice may be more appropriate in those circumstances, but please ring to discuss what help we can offer, on 01706 649920.
The group dates and venues are as follows:
Tuesday 10.30 – 12 midday. The Loft, Middleton Shopping Centre.
Wednesday 10.30 – 12 midday. Tilly’s Tearooms, Heywood.
Thursday 2-3.30pm. The Bean, Library Café, Rochdale