Losing someone you loved can turn your world upside down.
Everyone’s experience of grief is personal. Croydon’s Bereavement Café 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 Café is not a form of counselling, but you will find people who will listen, understand and respect your story and emotions.
The café 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 by St Christopher’s in partnership with Age UK Croydon and Cruse Croydon. The aim of the project is to help people of all ages talk more openly about death, dying and their plans 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 to think and talk about their end of life wishes and choices including where they would like to die, understanding the legal medical directives involved, reflecting on their funeral wishes and, above all else, sharing their wishes with family and friends. Research has shown this gives all involved peace of mind and reduces family conflicts.