Bereavement services

Although most people know about our excellent end of life care, not everyone knows that we continue to support family and friends through our bereavement services.

Most people experience similar feelings – initial shock and disbelief, perhaps numbness, through to periods of utter confusion, intense pain and questioning. There may be anger, regrets, searching for the person who has died and feeling very alone. Sometimes people may feel overwhelmed and other times more in control and able to get on with day to day activities.

Some find it helpful to talk. We offer free and confidential one to one and group bereavement support. Our volunteers are comprehensively trained and regularly supervised by experienced staff. We could not do it without them.

Our Candle Child Bereavement Service supports children, young people and their families in south east London. We also offer specialist training, advice and consultancy services to schools and other agencies working with children.

For families bereaved of someone under our care you can call 020 8768 4595 or email info@stchristophers.org.uk Or if you have lost someone not associated with the hospice, and are registered with a Bromley GP, our community Bromley Bereavement Service offers free telephone and face-to-face support to adults. Our website www.bromleybereavementservice.org.uk has more information and useful resources.

Whatever your circumstances, if at first you do not want support but then later change your mind, you can contact us anytime in the future.

“I was a bit nervous of going to counselling at first, but my volunteer put me at ease straight away”

Bereavement service user