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 the Voluntary Services team on 01296 332600 or email

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