The death of someone close to you can be emotionally devastating but you can find plenty of bereavement support services in Dorset. You’ll need space to grieve and come to terms with their death. You might find you experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms.
Here we have information on local bereavement support in Dorset and a list of Dorset bereavement support services. You find great comfort by turning to friends or family members at this difficult time.
If that isn’t possible, or you feel you need more, bereavement support is available. That might be within support groups, or counselling services provided by charities or independent counsellors.
Dorset Bereavement Support Services
Everyone needs some support when a loved one dies and in Dorset you can find help from Dorset Council’s info and advice section.
My Life My Care
My Life My Care has advice and a guide to bereavement services in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area. This is a website with all kinds of information on the care and support available for adults.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care has a local Dorset hub. This national charity offers support, advice and information when someone dies. It also works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
NHS Bereavement Services
Bereavement Support Groups in Dorset
Branksome Bereavement Support Group
Bereavement Support is an informal gathering in the Poole are for anyone who has been bereaved at any time. Meetings start with tea and biscuits and there is often a speaker to stimulate thought and discussion. Contact 01202 701822
The Jolly Gents
Jolly Gents, is a social network for widowers in the Poole area. main purpose is to get together, support each other and make new friends with others who understand.
The Jolly Dollies
Jolly Dollies are widows of all ages who meet in local groups across Dorset for social events organised by members. Their main purpose is to get together, support each other, make new friends, chat and have fun with others who understand.
Face – After Care
Face – After Care is a support group in the Bournemouth area for carers who have been bereaved. As well as groups they can offer one-to-one support too.
OASIS – Offering a Support in Sorrow
OASIS is a community group dedicated to supporting the recently bereaved in the Wareham area. Around 60 families in the local area are visited each year. A monthly tea is organised for all those that have been recently bereaved, as an opportunity to gather together and talk with other people going through a similar situation.
Just Friends – Parkstone
Just Friends is a monthly social get-together for people who have been bereaved or whose loved one is in hospital or residential care.
Carers Moving Forward
Carers Moving Forward is a group in Bounemouth and Poole for those who have been carers and who then have had to hand over the care of their relative or friend to someone else. It also helps carers who have been recently bereaved.
Do have experience of bereavement that you would like to share, or tell us about a bereavement service or support group in your area of Dorset? Head to our friendly forum and join in.
You may also like to look at our section on Dealing with Death and Grief which shares useful advice that we have learned when times are tough.