The Bereavement Counselling Service at St Benedict’s Hospice provides one to one counselling to families experiencing bereavement. We are able to offer counselling to the carers and family members of patients receiving support from St Benedict's who are facing the loss of a loved one and through the bereavement process. We can also offer counselling to patients coming to terms with their diagnosis and with their own feelings of loss.
Coping with the loss of a loved one can feel overwhelming. Often it is difficult to talk to those close to you about your fears and anxieties, concerns about the future and the difficult emotions you are experiencing. Talking to a counsellor offers you a confidential, safe place to be listened to, understood and accepted, to help you to make sense of how you feel at this difficult time.
The service is provided by fully trained and qualified counsellors.
Bereavement is a unique experience for each individual and those who attend may be at different stages of their grief. It can be helpful to talk to others who may be experiencing similar feelings to yourself and share experiences. The group provides an opportunity for mutual support and understanding and is facilitated by a Bereavement Counsellor. The group is open to any bereaved friend or relative of a patient who was supported by St Benedict’s Hospice or Specialist Palliative Care Services.
We offer a range of services which provide support for patients 24 hours a day.
We offer a range of education and training opportunities to NHS and non-NHS staff.
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St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984.
St. Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St. Benedict’s Way
Sunderland, SR2 0NY
Tel: (0191) 5128400
Registered Charity No 1019410