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The Bereavement Café

Author: Bianca Neumann-May
10 October 2017

Bianca Neumann-May is a Family Support Practitioner at St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds. Working in palliative care and with bereaved people, she has just set up the Bereavement Café, a weekly drop-in session that is free for people to attend and talk about their grief with others.

The Bereavement Café is a weekly drop-in group for anyone who has experienced bereavement. Losing a loved one can turn your world upside down and make you feel lost. Talking about how you feel can help.

Everyone experiences grief in a unique way. The Bereavement Café is a place to meet others who have had similar experiences to your own. It is somewhere you can speak freely and share stories with others coping with losing a loved one.

The Bereavement Café is a space to talk about the pain of loss but also find courage and strength in knowing you are not alone. Here it is ok to cry and laugh, to be angry or frightened. You may be more of a talker or better at quietly listening. Sometimes it is good just to have a cup of tea and hear people’s stories.

The drop-in is not designed to be a counselling session, it will be a supportive environment for reflection and conversation, a place where people will be able to find mutual support and encouragement when they need it most. All sessions will be overseen by hospice staff and volunteers who will be able to offer further advice and guidance.

The café launches on October 12 and is open every Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00.

For more information visit St Nicholas Hospice Care

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