Facing Grief Together
Are you grieving following a bereavement?
If so, please be assured that you are not alone.
When we experience loss, it often raises questions and difficult feelings. You may be grieving the death of a loved one or some other loss such as a job, friendships or life opportunity. You are not alone, and we are available to help you in your journey forward.
We want to help those who are living with loss to discover hope for the future, and the strength to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families.
‘It’s a great comfort to know that everyone … understands or has experienced grief in their lives. Although everyone’s journey is different it is helpful to be able to share with others’
A member of the Bereavement Café
Below are a number of ways in which we can support you in this difficult season of life:
a. ‘Side by Side’ Bereavement Café
Talking with others can be really helpful and very healing. Our café meets in the Railway Inn, Malvern Wells weekly at 11am. Further details available on our website by clicking here.
‘It’s a safe place to be yourself at this difficult time and realise that there is no need to pretend that everything is OK’
b. The Bereavement Support Team
Our team are trained, supervised and Disclosure and Barring Service checked. We offer post-funeral visiting and support to all – irrespective of an individual’s beliefs. Our service is free and confidential. Please call us at St Andrew’s and All Saints Church. You can leave a message and we will get back to you. Tel No; 01684 576582
c. National Support Services and Information
There is a lot of bereavement support available on the internet including details of professional support workers and counsellors. Here are a few recommended sites:
At A Loss Charity AtaLoss.org
Care For the Family Bereavement support – Care for the Family
Cruse Bereavement Care Cruse Bereavement Care
NHS (ww.nhs.uk) Get help with grief after bereavement or loss – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If you are feeling particularly low, then it is really important to share how you are feeling with others, and we really encourage you to speak to a friend, family or your GP.
‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me’. Psalm 23:4