The death of a family member or friend can be one of the most traumatic experiences in anyone’s life and many people find it hard to come to terms with such a loss. Whilst most people find the strength to cope with the bereavement immediately following a death, it is after the funeral when life is supposed to return to normal that many experience the natural effects of grief. Coping with bereavement is often a solitary process, often faced without the aid of family or professional help.
The aim of the Bereavement & Aftercare Support Group is to provide a FREE support service not just to our clients’, but to ANY bereaved person, irrespective of their age, creed, religion and length of bereavement. The group does not provide counseling but merely a venue where bereaved can meet over a cup of tea, coffee and biscuit and talk to others who are in similar situations and who know exactly what you are going through.
Attending a meeting for the first time can be daunting however; you will be welcomed by a team of Volunteers who are merely there to listen and offer their support. Sometimes it helps just to talk to someone. Sometimes it helps just to know that they are there.
Cruse Bereavement Care is now available in Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree and Colchester. For more information please Telephone 01206 363008
Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline
0870 167 1677
Young Person’s Helpline on Freephone
0808 808 1677