Some people take the loss of a loved one harder than others, or benefit from different types of bereavement support.
It might be the case that you find the support you need from people going through the same thing as you, perhaps at a local singing group, or more structured therapy might be better for you.
You can also find more advice on Age Space’s page for for Dealing with Death & Grief.
Regardless of what helps you as an individual, you can find a list of bereavement support services in Cambridgeshire on this page.
Cambridgeshire Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement is the leading national charity when it comes to care, support, advice and information for those who have lost a loved one. In Cambridgeshire they run their services from two centres; Peterborough and Cambridge. From these centres, they provide a telephone helpline (0808 808 1677), one-to-one support with a trained volunteer, occasional coffee mornings and support groups.
Cambridgeshire Hospice Support
Most hospices provide bereavement support as standard in a holistic approach to palliative care. Below, we have listed the extent of support available from the three major hospices that provide end-of-life care for Cambridgeshire residents.
Arthur Rank Hospice
Offers a psychological support services for families that have suffered a loss by means of free, one-to-one counselling and access to a bereavement support group. Find out more on the Arthur Rank Hospice Website or getting in contact on 01223 675777.
St. John's Hospice
St John’s Hospice offers Family Support Services, providing emotional and spiritual advice and counselling, including one-to-one therapy sessions and family meetings. Find out more on the St John’s Hospice website or get in contact on 01767 642 410.
Thorpe Hall Hospice
Thorpe Hall Hospice offers bereavement support services much like St John’s, to include one-to-one counselling for people coping with bereavement. Call 01733 225 900 or visit the Thorpe Hall Hospice website to find out more.
Hospital Bereavement Care Services
A few hospitals across Cambridgeshire have Chaplaincy or Bereavement support services for those who are current struggling with the loss of a loved one and might need someone to talk to. You can find the details for four Cambridgeshire hospitals below:
Addenbrooke Hospital's Chaplaincy Team
Hinchingbrooke Hospital Bereavement Care Services
- Telephone: 01480 847494
Papworth Hospital Chaplaincy Team
King's Lynn Macmillan Information & Support Service
Peterborough City Hospital Bereavement Care
- Telephone: 01733 673543
Bereavement Counselling in Cambridgeshire
Evolve Counselling, Cambridgeshire
This charity provides low cost counselling to those who need it, basing their costs on the income of those seeking support, so that it is affordable for all. Contact them for more details.
Cogwheel Trust have three centres in Cambridgeshire; Cambridge, Ely, and Sawston, from which they provide low-cost counselling to those of all ages. As with Evolve Counselling, Cogwheel adjust their fees to reflect the income of their clients.
Peterborough Bereavement Support Services & Charities
To find bereavement support in Peterborough, take a look through the Peterborough Information Network directory service using the link.