Bereavement support

Bereavement support is one of the services our Family Support Team provides to our patients and their family members. We are here to help adults and children, both before and after bereavement.

Our team of volunteer Bereavement Support Practitioners are trained to provide one-to-one emotional support for family members, carers and friends of anyone who has died in our care.

About two months after a patient has died, the Family Support Team write to the designated next of kin with information about our support. However, you can contact the team at any time – support is available whenever it’s needed.

Community support groups

Some people prefer to work through their grief in other ways so we offer regionally-based community support groups and interest-based groups. Our community support groups are open to all bereaved people, not just those personally connected with Dorothy House Hospice Care. You can find out more about these groups below.

We also have a series of podcasts that shine a light into the services that our Family Support Team offer. Listen to The Dorothy House Podcast here.

Polish bereavement support resources

Grief - a guide for parents and carers

How to support children and young people with grief

A guide for losing someone close to you