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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org