Coping with bereavement


Grief is a normal, multi-faceted human response to all forms of significant loss; leaving a job, moving house or ending an important relationship, for example. Often we associate grief directly with death - a subject that we usually avoid - and that may be why some people need extra support.

East Cheshire Hospice is here for our patients and their families should they need us, pre- and post-bereavement. 

Helping you through

In the case of providing extra support through bereavement, our trained and sympathetic counsellors offer expert and non-judgemental advice tailored to you. You may feel more comfortable in a 1-to-1 meeting with a counsellor, or you may prefer to join the regular Bereavement Support Group. 

Always facilitated by a qualified counsellor, the Bereavement Support Group covers common issues and situations for families post-bereavement. You may join us for a number of weeks or months, and you are likely to know when the group has served its purpose for you before we do. There is no obligation to stay beyond this point; it is your choice.

Our bereavement counsellors are regular visitors to our Inpatient Unit as well, supporting patients and families informally, in private and in line with their wishes at the time. We are fortunate to have the additional support of a chaplaincy team, who can attend at the bedside and in our beautiful Chapel.

For more information on the Hospice’s other bereavement counselling and other support services, please contact our Family Support team on 01625 610364 or by email at admin@echospice.org.uk. Thank you.