If you feel you need to talk to someone one-to-one, our bereavement service support practitioners offer individual time to help you express your grief openly and discuss any particular difficulties that have arisen in your bereavement. They can visit you at home or at one of the Dorothy House sites.
The Bereavement Support Practitioners are skilled volunteers who receive regular supervision and training. After an initial meeting, they will usually arrange to meet with you for around 6 sessions, after which they will review with you how things are going. If more sessions are needed, they will then agree these with you.
In general, this type of support is not effective immediately after you have been bereaved. We usually suggest that people wait for around 3 months before deciding whether they would like to see a Bereavement Support Practitioner.
However, if you would like more information about our bereavement services, or if you just need to talk to someone, please contact us and ask to speak to our Bereavement Services Co-ordinator.
We also offer bereavement support to children and young people.