The death of a person close to us can be a very distressing and difficult time. For people living in Hertfordshire, there is a lot of bereavement support available, meaning that you do not have to experience this time on your own. The bereavement support services in Hertfordshire include support groups, counselling and one-on-one sessions with bereavement specialists.
If you are looking for more practical advice about what needs to be done after someone has died, you might want to read our page on What to do when Someone Dies in Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire Bereavement Support Services
Carers in Herts Bereavement Support
Carers in Herts provide a bereavement support service for people living in Hertfordshire who have suffered from a bereavement within the past three years.
They run two Hertfordshire-based bereavement support groups in Watford and Welwyn Garden City. Their schedules tend to vary throughout the year, so its worth checking the website for more information. Both groups are free and run by experienced volunteers who can provide you with a listening ear and the chance to speak to people experiencing something similar. Carers in Herts can also help signpost you towards other local bereavement support services that may be relevant to you.
For more information on their services, you can visit the Carers in Hertfordshire website or get in touch with them through the details below.
Cruse Bereavement is a national bereavement organisation offering dedicated support to bereaved people in Hertfordshire.
One of the services that they offer is free one-to-one bereavement support. A member of Cruse’s trained team will provide you with up to six sessions of one-on-one support, with sessions usually lasting around half an hour. These sessions will usually take place on a video call or over the phone. For more information, you can visit their website or get in touch with Cruse Hertfordshire through the details below.
Rennie Grove Peace Hospice
Rennie Grove Peace is a hospice operating in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire that supports those with a life limiting illness and their families. Their services include support for those affected by a bereavement.
Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement of local people who are enabled and supported to be more compassionate in their local communities. Trained volunteers can provide social and emotional support to those who have been affected by bereavement, as well as being open to share their experiences with end of life, death and loss within the community. A Compassionate Neighbour will support people by:
- Visiting regularly
- Offering friendship, emotional support and a listening ear
- Helping them to do the things they like doing
- Helping them stay connected to the community as well as family and friends
For more information on other support Rennie Grove Peace Hospice can offer or the Compassionate Neighbours service, you can visit the website or get in contact using the details provided below.
Talk-in-Herts Bereavement Counselling Support
Talk-in-Herts provide bereavement support counselling in Hertfordshire. Counselling can provide recently bereaved people with the opportunity to express and explore the difficult feelings that they may be experiencing in a safe and supportive environment. All of Talk-in-Herts’ bereavement counsellors are fully trained.