Bereavement care has always been an important element of Hospice care. Bereavement support is offered to the families/carers of the person who has died and was known to Hospice services. Trained social workers and volunteers provide individual support to bereaved people. A bereavement group is held monthly at Hospice facilitated by social work staff. This is an opportunity for people to meet others who are grieving, share their experiences and develop coping mechanisms.
The Bereavement Service offers:
- Individual support
- Monthly group meetings for adults
- Bereavement support for children and young people
- Family Days
Some people have found that talking as part of a group of other bereaved people helps them come to terms with their own feelings.
Group Sessions Group meetings for bereaved adults are held monthly at NI Hospice.
These are some comments from adults who attended the support group:
We can offer one-to-one support either at Hospice, or in your own home, depending on the distance. These are some comments made by those who have received individual bereavement support.
These are some comments made by those who have received individual bereavement support: