‘Understanding Bereavement’ Welcome Sessions
These are a 90 minutes open session for all who ring in to our office for support. You are welcome to bring a friend/relative with you. We give an informal talk about the very natural effects of bereavement and participants find it very helpful to meet and talk with others going through bereavement. We also highlight other services which may be useful to you. We then ask you to phone us within 2 weeks to let us know what you would like to do.
These groups are held in Cheltenham . They assist people to regain social confidence and address the isolation and loneliness caused by bereavement. They also enable bereaved people to use their experience to help and support others.
This group is also held in Cheltenham on Tuesday mornings. They provide support, social contact and social activities for the bereaved. They also assist in fund-raising for the local branch.
Confidential one-to-one support
Our One-to-one Bereavement Support Volunteers are carefully selected and trained and are familiar with the distress and problems you face. They will listen carefully to you, support you and help you move forward. Sessions can take place at one of our offices or by telephone..
Information about bereavement
Please visit the national Cruse website www.cruse.org.uk. Contact our local office for more specific queries, or queries regarding local services.
Advice on dealing with practical problems
that arise through bereavement
Workshops, lectures and training courses
in bereavement awareness for counsellors, people in the caring professions, members of professional organisations, churches and anyone interested in learning more about loss and bereavement
For Young People
We are unable to support young people within groups or for one-to-one, however please be advised of our national helpline number and website link listed below.
• Freephone National Helpline: 0808 808 1677
• Website: www.rd4u.org.uk (RD4U is a national Cruse website designed for bereaved young people (ages approximately 12-18).
We are staffed entirely by volunteers, but rely on donations to carry on with our work. Nobody who needs help is turned away for financial reasons. However, we are a charity and our costs are considerable.
We therefore ask our clients to contribute what they can afford.