"People often say things to a bereavement listener that they feel unable to discuss with family and friends"

Could you be a Bereavement Listener?

The Bereavement Support Team is available to adults who are experiencing bereavement. Trained and supervised volunteer Bereavement Listeners offer support to families and carers following the death of a loved one. The aim of the service is to help people re-establish their own lives but sometimes these needs can be complex and ongoing.

Volunteer Bereavement Listeners work to support bereaved clients by:

  • Listening to them in their grief
  • Enabling them to express their feelings
  • Empathising with them
  • Explaining some of the grief processes to them
  • Encouraging them and helping them to find ways to cope with their loss and continuing with life

Click here to read more about the role and responsibilities of a Bereavement Listener.

If you are interested, feel that you have the attributes to become a volunteer listener and can commit to an initial 9-week training programme, then please get in touch with Tracey O’Hara on 01296 332600 or email traceyohara@fnhospice.org.uk

Click here to find out more about Bereavement Listener Training Courses run by Florence Nightingale Hospice.

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