Children, Adults & Young People Bereavement Support Team


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Local bereavement support

By its very nature death is distressing to everyone. The emotional and physical reactions that follow are usually intense, and may confuse or cause fear and shock. You may experience reactions that are unfamiliar and seemingly out of character, either in yourself or others.

Grief is unique, and as individual as those experiencing it, how we cope varies too. Sometimes it can help to express your feelings and share experiences by talking to others.  Talking to others who face similar difficulties even if their experience is not the same can be helpful. Offloading feelings in a safe environment can be easier than coping alone.

The Bereavement Support Group is for anyone who has been bereaved. 

The group meets on the same night in separate rooms of the same venue. Individual bereavement support sessions and telephone support are also available by arrangement.

Staff and volunteers are all fully trained bereavement support staff / volunteers (CRB, Safe Guarding, Child Protection & Governance).

Remember -

  • You are not alone in your thoughts and feelings
  • The things you are feeling are normal
  • The bereavement support team are here to listen and support you
  • You are encouraged to talk about your loss and how this is impacting on your life
  • You will have the opportunity to meet other children and young people with similar experiences

Our aims

  • To support children and young people develop the confidence and skills to consider their emotions and express themselves
  • To help them understand and express their grief and loss in practical and creative ways
  • To encourage them to talk openly about their thoughts, feelings and behaviour
  • To support them to work through painful issues
  • Be able to change approach, meeting each child and young person’s individual needs, on their own journey
  • To encourage children and young people to respect and learn from others with similar experiences without judgement

Who facilitates the meetings?

Staff and volunteers are all fully trained bereavement support staff / volunteers (CRB, Safe Guarding, Child Protection & Governance).

Adult Bereavement Support Group

Are you recently bereaved & would like to:

Know that you are not alone in your thoughts & feelings?

Know you are coping & the things you are feeling are normal?

Learn more about yourself awareness during difficult times?

Often it can help to meet with others in similar circumstances by sharing your experiences in a safe environment.

We are a small group, all of whom have suffered a bereavement. The meetings are informal with a topic to focus on and opportunity for peer support through free discussion. There is also the opportunity for individual bereavement support sessions and telephone support to be arranged.

Children and Young People Bereavement Support Group

Founded by families who had nowhere to turn when supporting Children and Young People following a sudden death; designed in consultation with local children and young people.

The group provides a safe place to express thoughts and feelings at what can be a sad and frightening time.

Often, it can help to meet with others in similar situations to yourself and share experiences in a safe and relaxed environment tailored to children and young people.

The service offers a safe place, where children and young people can explore how they feel in a caring and non-judgemental environment with others of a similar age.


Contact Bereavement

How to order a prospectus


Specialist Nurses in Bereavement & Donor Support

Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 4HT



01772 523730

Bereavement fundraising

As the Bereavement Support Group is a registered charity, we rely on kind donations to continue providing and expanding the support that we offer.   

If you would like to kindly donate to our charity, please click here to visit our Just Giving page.



Bereavement Support Group meetings

6pm – 7:30pm on the first Thursday of every month

The Bereavement Support Group Rooms


Sir Tom Finney Way



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