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Bereavement Group

Supporting You

Bereavement Group

When someone we love dies, we can feel we are alone and that no one understands what we are going through. It is often at this time that we can be faced with a wide range of feelings and emotions that we may not be used to experiencing: shock, numbness, sadness, anger, guilt disturbed sleep patterns, loss of appetite and longing for the return of the person who has died. At this time we may also have to deal with many practical issues like clearing the home of the one who has died, arranging their funeral and probate for example. It can be an overwhelming experience.

There is no right way to grieve nor is there a set time period for how long we will be grieving. It is different for each of us. This in itself can make us feel alone at such a challenging time. However, we are not alone.

We are proud to be able to offer a bereavement support group led by our Bereavement and Outreach Lead, Lin Snell, called STEPS.

STEPS stands for Support, Trust, Empathy, Perseverance and Strength and it is a bereavement support group whose aim is to support you after the death of your loved one. It is open to all and free of charge. Whilst it is not a counselling service, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet others who have also been bereaved. Over a cup of tea or coffee and piece of cake, you can share your bereavement story with group members if you wish, or you may choose to listen which is fine too. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. There are others who, whilst not having experienced exactly the same as you, share and relate a similar experience which can reassure you that there is a way forward.

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It is so important to try and take care of ourselves following a bereavement. Our grief can make this quite challenging. From talking to someone about how we are feeling; setting and keeping to a routine; exercising a little; making connections with others and reaching out for support. These things can help when we are experiencing grief.

You are most welcome to join us at our meetings which take place at Willowfields, Lowerside Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 9GY every fourth Thursday each month at 11.00am.

If you would like more information about the bereavement support group prior to attending please contact Lin who will be able to reach out to you. Lin can be contacted as follows:

Telephone: 01458 831020

Email: lin@forseyandson.co.uk

The dates for our meetings in 2024 are as follows:

Thursday 25th January 2024

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024

Thursday 25th April 2024

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Thursday 27th June 2024

Thursday 25th July 2024

Thursday 22nd August 2024

Thursday 26th September 2024

Thursday 24th October 2024

Thursday 28th November 2024

Thursday 19th December 2024

Should you need support between group meetings, you can contact:

Cruse Bereavement Support:

Telephone free on: 0808 808 1677
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Website: www.cruse.org.uk

You can also contact Samaritans:

Telephone: 116 123 which is free
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

We very much look forward to welcoming and reaching out to you at our meetings.

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