Everyone experiences a sense of loss after someone they loved or cared for has died, and this is different for everyone, it is a very personal experience.  Some people want to deal with it privately, and some people need to reach out for help. These are very powerful feelings and they can range from feeling sad, tearful, angry, scared and often there is also a sense of guilt. It is ok to feel like this, and it is ok to ask for help.  There are many ways that Dove House can support you during this time, and there are people here at the hospice who will understand how you feel and who will listen.
Our Family Support Team has lots of experience in helping people to talk through their grief, and the many thoughts and emotions that come and go during this time. They can talk to you one-to-one or you may prefer to meet others who are going through a similar experience at our Stepping Stones Bereavement Group. For most people, it’s good to talk. Our team can also help with practical advice and support and have links with lots of other organisations who can offer support to you and your family.

Children and young people often struggle with grief, and may need extra support when someone they love has died. If you think we can help, contact our Child Bereavement Co-ordinators who will be able to give you information about our Children’s Bereavement Groups.

Our Hospice Neighbours befriending initiative is there to help too, with a team of fully trained volunteers who will visit you at home, offering a listening ear, help with simple household tasks that you are struggling with, and maybe help you connect with others who have the same interests as you, if you are ready to take that step.

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