Coping with bereavement
Grief is a normal, multi-faceted human response to all forms of significant loss; leaving a job, moving house or ending an important relationship, for example. Often we associate grief directly with death – a subject that we usually avoid – and that may be why some people need extra support.
East Cheshire Hospice is here for our patients and their families should they need us, pre- and post-bereavement.
Helping you through
In the case of providing extra support through bereavement, our trained and empathic counsellors offer psychological support and a kind ear. You may feel more comfortable in a 1-to-1 meeting with a counsellor, or you may prefer to join the regular Bereavement Support Group.
Always facilitated by a qualified counsellor, the Bereavement Support Group covers common issues and situations for families post-bereavement.
Our bereavement counsellors are regular visitors to our Inpatient Unit as well, supporting patients and families informally, in private and in line with their wishes at the time. We are fortunate to have the additional support of a chaplaincy team, who can attend at the bedside and in our beautiful Chapel.