Bereavement support

The death of a loved one or close friend is one of the most difficult times in each of our lives. Whether this is expected, following a long term illness, or sudden and unexpected, the grieving process is deeply personal.

Bereavement Support Worcestershire website provides information and links to organisations and services which may be able to offer support and assistance across a range of needs from practical activities to emotional support.

Bereavement Support South Worcestershire is hosted by St Richards Hospice and is part of their family Support team. The support sessions often take place within the comfortable settings of the Snowdrop Centre in St Richards Hospice. The wide range of bereavement services offer bereaved adults and couples one to one counselling, group work and telephone support. Children, young people and family are given the opportunity to share their feelings and develop managing bereavement strategies individually, in a group setting or within their school.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Family Lives works around the clock, transforming the lives of families, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society.

KEMP Hospice provides bereavement support to children and adults in the Wyre Forest area.

Primrose Hospice offers a variety of support for adults and children living in Bromsgrove and Redditch.

Touchstones Child Bereavement Support is a charity that provide free one-to-one bereavement support and weekend experiences for children and young people in Hagley, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wythall. Additionally, Touchstones advises families and schools on how to support children and young people through bereavement, including pre-school children who are best supported by their own family.

Winston's Wish is a national charity that provides support for bereaved children. They run drops-ins in Worcester, Evesham and Upton-upon-Severn as well offer a free helpline that providers support, information and guidance to all those caring or supporting a child or young person who has been bereaved. 

See also

Support for those who have been bereaved or affected by suicide