Bereaved Bourne residents are invited to hospice support group

24th August 2015

Local independent charity, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, is encouraging those who are experiencing grief, bereavement and loss in South Lincolnshire to join their fortnightly meetings.

The group is led by specially trained St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice volunteers and enables people in the local community to attend support groups and receive one to one confidential counselling at no cost.

The meetings will be held every Thursday starting from 3rd September from 10am – 12 noon at Cedars Nursing Home on Church Walk, with new members asked to come at 9.30am.

Mandy Irons, Psychological Support and Counselling Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“Support for bereaved members of the community is much needed across Bourne and Stamford. Our group is open to anyone who has experienced bereavement due to illness, regardless of whether they have received care from the hospice

“The bereavement does not have to be recent, and quite often we find that people attend our groups many months and even years after a bereavement which they are struggling to come to terms with.”

People interested in attending the bereavement group, and professionals who may wish to refer into the service are encouraged to contact Family Support Services on 01522 518 225.

Mandy said:

“We understand that people may feel daunted about attending the group for the first time and we would like to reassure them that there are no expectations. The group will be relaxed and friendly and nobody is expected to speak-out until they feel ready to do so.

“The group will provide people with the opportunity to meet other bereaved people for mutual support and comfort.”

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