At Florence Nightingale Hospice our Adult Bereavement Support is provided by specially trained and supervised volunteer Bereavement Listeners, offering one-to-one sessions that can be held any day of the week, morning or evening.

These sessions can take place at the Hospice, at home or in a place comfortable for the person experiencing bereavement. The aim of the service is to help adults re-establish their own lives, but sometimes these needs can be complex and ongoing.

2018 Bereavement Listening Training Course

Subject to us having a minimum of 4 active participants we hope to run the training on the following dates which are Wednesday evenings from 7-9.30pm, starting on 28th February. The course is held at Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury unless otherwise stated below:

  • 28/02/18
  • 07/03/18
  • 14/03/18 (Day Hospice)
  • 21/03/18
  • 28/03/18
  • Easter Break
  • 18/04/18
  • 25/04/18 (Day Hospice)
  • 02/05/18
  • 09/05/18 (Day Hospice)

ALSO, we would ask that you keep 16th May clear in case we need a “top up” evening.

Ahead of the training, you will be required to attend a meeting with David Nash (Bereavement Lead) and Tracey O’Hara (Head of People & Development) to discuss the expectations of the role and format of the training in more detail.

If you are interested in becoming a Bereavement Listener and attending this course, please contact our Voluntary Services team on or call 01296 332 607.

Continuing Training for Bereavement Listening Team Members in 2018

All sessions are at the Education Suite in Walton Lodge and start at 6.30pm.

  • Thursday 8th Feb
  • Tuesday 17th April
  • Thursday 14th June
  • Tuesday 18th Sept
  • Thurs 15th Nov

Up Front Behind the Scenes Course

All day training course for existing members of the Bereavement Listener team, any NHS staff or Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity staff and volunteers. The course includes a visit to a green burial site and a crematorium. For details and to request a place on the next course, please contact David Nash at Florence Nightingale Hospice on 01296 332600.