Bereavement Support

When someone close to you dies you may experience a range of feelings which will be very unique and individual to you. The way you experience grief will depend on many factors, including the relationship you shared with the person who has died or the circumstances surrounding their death. Although grief is a normal human reaction to loss, it may be difficult to understand the depth or difficulty of your feelings.

How can Bereavement Support help me?
We can provide a safe and confidential environment where you can talk about the person who has died and a space to explore the feelings you may be experiencing.

What do we offer?

  • One-to-one individual support.
  • Bereavement Counselling.
  • Support for children age 5 to 18 years with parental/guardian consent.
  • Drop-in Group Support (Adults only) runs every other Monday from 2pm to 4pm - you can arrive at any time during the group session and stay for as long or as little as you like.
When and where can I receive the support I need?
Our Bereavement Support service is based at the Hospice. The frequency of your appointments will depend on whether you are attending for group or individual support. Usually one-to-one support is weekly, will last for 50 minutes, and you will be offered six sessions initially with a review to see whether more sessions would be beneficial.

Who can access this service?
  • Adults aged 18 or over who are registered with a Barnsley GP.
  • Children aged 5 to 18 who are registered with a Barnsley GP.
How can I be referred to the service?
The Bereavement Counselling and Support team are here for you with the support you need when you need it.
We provide bereavement counselling and support to families; carers and friends of patients who had been cared for by Barnsley Specialist Palliative Care services both here at the hospice or in the community.
 The patient did not need to have been in the hospice or have received any support from any of the hospice services for you to access this support
Please contact the team on 01226 244244 ext. 267

Are the bereavement services confidential?
 Yes. It is very important to us to offer you a safe and confidential space to talk about your difficulties in relation to your loss. Confidentiality and its limitations will be discussed with you at your initial meeting.



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