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.
Adult Counselling at East Cheshire Hospice is available to carers, family and close friends of people who have died in the two years preceding referral where loved ones accessed Hospice services in some way. For example:
• The Sunflower Well-being Centre
• Hospice @Home
• Community services
Adult counselling is available to those living within the East Cheshire Hospice geographical boundary.
If you, or someone you know is eligible and would like to receive adult bereavement counselling from East Cheshire Hospice, please download and return the East Cheshire Hospice Adult Bereavement Service Referral Form at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to find out more, are unsure of anything, or would like to speak with someone from the team, please fill in the online form below.