The bereavement support service is tailored to your needs and includes both individual and group support.
Six to eight weeks after a person dies, a Hospice Social Worker will telephone the next of kin to ask how he or she is getting on.
Three months after a death, the family will be invited to attend a lunchtime Bereavement Support Meeting with Hospice staff and volunteers. This is held on the first Monday of the month from 12.30pm to 2.30pm in the Day Hospice. It is a chance for family and friends to ask questions and voice concerns directly with Hospice staff. Bereavement support can be requested and future plans made.
About six months after bereavement, all family and friends are invited to a Remembrance Afternoon at the Hospice. Children and adults are invited to come back and share time with us.
The Friendship Group was started by people who had been bereaved at the Hospice. The aim of the group is simple: to offer friendship to people who have been through a similar experience. The group meets on the last Friday of each month from 2pm to 3.30pm.
The Bereavement Support Group currently runs twice a year for six meetings each time. In the group, we hope you will find a safe, comfortable environment in which you will be able to hear about the experiences of others as well as share your own if you wish. We aim to help you make sense of what you are experiencing and to discuss strategies for coping.
If you would like to discuss any bereavement matters with us, please get in touch by writing to or calling the Supportive Care team at St Michael’s Hospice on 01432 851 000.