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Bereavement Counselling and Support Service

Bereavement Counselling and Support Service

Grief is a natural response to the death of someone significant to us. It is not something we ‘get over’, rather something we learn to manage over time.

How can Bereavement Support Help?

When we are bereaved, we need time and space to adapt to our loss; to find a way of navigating our own grieving process.

In grief we experience a whole range of emotions from a never ending list; overwhelming sadness, despair, guilt, anger, numbness, relief and so on. Our emotions may change from one day to the next. This is normal.

Many people learn to manage their grief with the love and care of family and friends. For others, accessing bereavement support offers a way of understanding their grief and provides support to individuals as they adjust to their new life and sense of self.

Talking about our significant person can be helpful as it allows us to maintain ‘continuing bonds’ by helping to keep our memories alive. This is known to have a positive impact on the way we learn to manage our grief.

Who are we?

Herriot Hospice Homecare offers a bereavement service to Children, Young People and Adults living in the Richmondshire and Hambleton District. We support individuals following any death, including terminal illness, suicide and Road Traffic Accidents.

Our service is provided by trained bereavement support volunteers and trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors.

Our volunteers will be alongside you as you explore your grief; trying to make sense of what you are thinking and feeling.

What to expect

A bereavement support or counselling session lasts for one hour and takes place fortnightly.

The sessions are generally provided at Herriot Hospice Homecare in Northallerton.

Herriot Hospice Homecare is an organisational member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

How to access our service

 You can contact us directly on 01423 533 034 or on info@justb.org.uk. Alternatively you may prefer your GP or other healthcare professional to make a referral on your behalf.

Parent or Carers are required to make referrals for children under the age of 16.

Please note there is no charge for this service.