Our bereavement service
- Will help with any bereavement not just those from our own Hospice
- Is friendly, independent and provides you with an experienced person to talk to
- Takes referrals from everyone. You can ask for help yourself, your family or friends may ask us to support you or you might be referred by health and social care professionals.
Depending on your individual needs, we provide individual and group support:
- Individual support lets you talk confidentially, either over the telephone or face to face. A trained counsellor will help you explore your feelings, develop coping strategies and adapt to your changing circumstances.
- Group support is facilitated by trained volunteers and meetings are held across Lincolnshire. They are a safe, comfortable and friendly place where you can express your feelings and emotions.
Our team will help you deal with overwhelming feelings, they are there to listen.
The groups allow you to meet other bereaved people, and provide friendship and support.
Can I access a bereavement group?
Yes, we have the following groups available for people to attend:
|Boston||Third Tuesday of each month||12-2pm||Wigtoft Parish Hall, Main Road, Wigtoft, PE20 2NZ||Robina Martin|
|Chapel St Leonards||Every Wednesday||11am-1pm||Village Hall, 28 Sea Road, Chapel St Leonards, PE24 5SA||Wendy Singleton|
|Ruskington||First and third Friday of each month||2-4pm||Ruskington Garden Centre, Newton Lane, Ruskington, NG34 9EB||Margaret Wiseman|
|Sleaford||Second and fourth Thursday of each month||10-11.30am||Barge and Bottle, 3 Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 9EB||Carole Wells & Elaine Rogers|
|South Hykeham||Second and fourth Tuesday of each month||10-11.30am||Pennells Garden Centre, Newark Road, South Hykeham, LN6 9NT||Chris Calland|
|Sutton on Sea||Every Thursday||12-2pm||The Bacchus Hotel, 17 High Street, Sutton on Sea, LN12 2EY||Valerie Ledden & Wendy Singleton|
|Bourne||Every other Tuesday, 10am-12pm||41 North Street, Bourne, PE10 9AE||Arthur Moore & Sheila Middleton||Meet at the Wake House|
|Lincoln||Every Tuesday, 1-3pm||Our Lady of Lincoln Church, Laughton Way, Lincoln, LN2 2HE||Brenda Page||Quiz, bingo, raffle (£1 for tea, £1 for raffle)|
|Louth||Every Thursday, 2-4pm||St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, Grimsby Road, Louth, LN11 0SX||Ann Humphreys||Discuss the past week, share baking, meal once a month|
|Gainsborough||Every other Friday, 2-4pm||St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, Front Street, Morton, DN21 3AD||Wilf Ellingworth & Marion Barnes||Talk|
|Spalding||Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm||St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, 2 Clover Way, Wygate Park, Spalding, PE11 3GD||Ann Elwes & Maureen Scantlebury||Game and quiz nights, cheese and wine night, discussion night, meals out|
|Sutton on Sea||Last Friday of each month, 12-2pm||The Bacchus Hotel, 17 High Street, Sutton on Sea, LN12 2EY||Jean Coffey & Maria Dunning||Speaker events, meet and talk|
|Sleaford||First Thursday of each month, 10.30am||Barge and Bottle, Sleaford, NG34 7TR||Arthur Moore|
|Boston||Second Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm||St Barnabas Hospice, Green Lane, Boston, PE21 9NB||BBQs, quiz, speaker events, bring and buy sales, painting|
|Grantham||Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm||St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, 86 Barrowby Road, Grantham, NG31 8AF||Mary Howard||Speaker events, quiz night, live entertainment|
|Lincoln||First Thursday of every month, 7-10pm||St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln, LN2 4QX||John Watson||Outings, quiz, film and games nights, cheese and wine nights, meal out each month|
For more information about the drop-in groups, call 01522 518 246.
How do I access the service?
You can self-refer to the Family Support Service by contacting 0300 020 0694, or a referral can be made on your behalf by a family member carer friend or other care professional. They will need to have your permission to do this.
To download our patient information our Bereavement Support service, or to view the UK Care Guide’s advice on the 21 things you need to do when someone dies in the UK, simply click the relevant image below. You can find more information on the UK Care Guide website here.