When someone you love has died, it is natural to experience feelings of loss and sadness and to feel overwhelmed. Hospice care includes looking after the families and loved ones of our patients, through the journey of illness, during bereavement and afterwards.
Our Family Support Team understand how you are feeling, and are on hand to listen, to talk and to help you and your family. Whether it is practical help or emotional support, or you would just like to talk, please get in touch.
Refer to Our Services
We also provide specialist support for children dealing with loss through our Children's Bereavement Groups and we run a community group, Welcome Wednesdays Bereavement Cafe, which is open to anyone in the community who has had a bereavement - fimnd out more about both of these services below.
We understand that the period after someone has died can be very hard, it’s a time when there are often strong emotions but also a time when the next of kin has to make necessary arrangements. We have created a guide that will hopefully help families navigate the days and weeks after they have loved one.
Download Bereavement Pack
Children's Bereavement Groups
For everyone, bereavement is a sad and difficult time, but for children it can also be bewildering and frightening. They often feel isolated and unsure of how to react or behave, and sometimes worried about not upsetting other family members. It can be really helpful for children to talk to other young people who are going through a bereavement, and our qualified and experienced Child Bereavement Co-ordinators can help them to find their own ways of expressing how they are feeling, and begin to move forward positively with their lives.
Children's Bereavement Groups Information
First and third Wednesday of the month
1pm to 3pm
Amy Johnson Community Hub, Dove House Hospice, HU8 8DH
There's no need to book to attend Welcome Wednesdays but if you would like to let us know you are coming please fill in the form below: