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 volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk

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