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Bereavement Support

Greater Essex Bereavement Support    

Many people in Essex, Southend and Thurrock will sadly experience bereavement, grief and loss during the corona virus pandemic. Measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 may increase the emotional impact of losing somebody, whether as a result of the virus or not. Bereaved people may feel more isolated and cut off from support networks.
It is important that family, friends and communities seeking support at this time are able to talk to somebody they trust who will listen, empathise and point them to professional advice where necessary.
There are many online sources of trusted information and support in relation to bereavement and a number of these can be found by following the link below.
For those that require more structured support we suggest you contact your GP but the link below also includes details of the Hospices across Greater Essex who provide clinical bereavement support. The Hospice teams will talk to you about your bereavement and help to identify the right source of support.

https://www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus-and-faith/bereavement-support

Farleigh Hospice

Bereavement Support

Circle adult bereavement support is a community service for any bereaved adult resident in the mid-Essex area.  It is a service based within Farleigh Hospice.

The service offers bereavement support, mostly undertaken by a team of trained and experienced volunteers.  After an initial assessment, support can be by telephone or face-to-face on a regular basis and is arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Yo-Yo is a community service for children and young people aged 4 to 18. The service is partly funded by Children in Need.

Support Groups

Farleigh Hospice also holds two monthly support groups. The support groups are friendly, supportive spaces where you have an opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation.  These are held at the hospice and take place at the following times:

Second Monday of the month – 10:30 to 12:00 noon in Chelmsford

Third Monday of the month – 10:30 to 12:00 noon in Maldon

Counselling

For some, counselling is needed and this is undertaken either by Farleigh Hospice’s team of Student Counsellors (who have completed the in-house Bereavement training), qualified Volunteer Counsellors or by the two professional counsellors who work for the service.  Farleigh Hospice will assess your needs and allocate you to the appropriate counsellor.

Referrals

Farleigh Hospice welcome referrals from individuals and healthcare professionals from 6 weeks after bereavement.

If you would like further information on any of the services, please contact Farleigh Hospice:

Farleigh Hospice Bereavement Support

Telephone: 01245 457300

Email:  circle@farleighhospice.org     yoyoproject@farleighhospice.org

Help Point

Drop in group for anyone bereaved

We offer a relaxed and friendly environment where you can

meet new people, share experiences, access help and support,

while enjoying a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Come along and join us!

Chelmsford

Date: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Location: Sweet Pea Café, 74 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6JY

Maldon

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Time: 10:15am to 12 noon

Location: Suzies Gift and Tea Shop, 106 High Street Maldon CM9 5ET

Danbury

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month

Time: 10:30am to 12 noon

Location: Hudson’s Coffee, Danbury Mission, 54 Maldon Road,

Danbury, CM3 4QL

Braintree

Date: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Time: 10am to 12noon

Location: Brambles Restaurant (within Quadrant),

9-15 George Yard, Rayne Road, Braintree, CM7 2QA

Witham

Date: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

Time: 10am to 12noon

Location: The Tea Rooms, 46 Newland Street,

Witham, CM8 2AR

Web: www.farleighhospice.org 

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