Bereavement support

We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support and information 

One to one support

We offer one to one sessions with one of our trained bereavement volunteers.  These usually take place over the phone or via Zoom or in certain circumstances in person in our Bracknell office.   You will  normally have between one and six support sessions .

What happens during a session?
In one to one sessions you can explore your grief with your bereavement volunteer. You can talk about the person who died, how their death is affecting you, and how you are coping. Using counselling skills, your volunteer will help you to understand what you are going through and develop coping strategies. 

How can it help me?
One to one support offers a safe, confidential space for you to explore emotions.  It helps to you explore feelings and thoughts and make sense of your world.  It can be very helpful if you are feeling a lot of distress.  Your volunteer will be non-judgmental and many of our clients speak of the value of speaking to someone outside of their family circle who is completely neutral. 

Service access criteria: Bereavement
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Waiting list (weeks): 6
Who can refer: Self referrals only

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