Losing someone you loved can turn your world upside down.
Everyone’s experience of grief is personal. Croydon’s Bereavement Cafe is a place to find others who have lost someone and can appreciate something of your experience.
It is a space to talk about the pain of loss and find mutual support and encouragement. The Bereavement Cafe is not a form of counselling, but you will find people who will listen, understand and respect your story and emotions.
The Cafe is facilitated by experienced volunteers who offer a welcoming space where you can talk with others over tea and coffee. Do come along, we would love to meet you!
Creating Conversations in Croydon is a collaborative community project run in partnership with St Christopher’s, Age UK Croydon and Cruse Croydon with the aim of helping people of all ages talk more openly about death, dying and planning for end of life.
It has been funded by Croydon Clinical Commissioning group to support the people of Croydon to begin the process of change.
This proactive project aims to inform and encourage people when it comes to talking about and considering their end of life wishes including where they would like to die, understanding the legal medical directives, reflecting on what they want for their funeral and sharing their wishes with family and friends. Research has shown that this gives everyone involved peace of mind and reduces family conflicts.