Lewisham Bereavement Counselling
Providing information and confidential, one-to-one counselling to bereaved people over the age of 18 living in the Lewisham Borough
Since 1 October 2020, Lewisham Bereavement Counselling became a service managed by St Christopher’s Hospice.
COVID – 19 Service update
Counselling sessions are now being provided online
Our team have been working to make sure we can provide a counselling experience which is secure and private. We have also trained all of our volunteer counsellors to be able to provide counselling through video conferencing technology.
Before you start counselling with us, we will meet with you online, to make sure you feel happy and confident in using the technology.
We are still taking calls and emails, and sending out information and support resources for anyone who needs help with a bereavement.
Please do get in touch if you need help or support following a bereavement. If we can’t help you, we will signpost you to someone who can.
- Telephone: 0208 692 6252
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lewisham Bereavement Counselling, 1 Creek Road (Deptford Methodist Mission), Deptford SE8 3BT
What we do
While many of us will have and want the support of our family and friends to help us grieve and deal with our loss, others will feel isolated and alone or feel they just can’t cope. It may also be that we would prefer to recieve support from someone outside our immediate family circle.
Outside professional support can help us with what we are going through.
How can we help you?
As well as advice and information, we also provide confidential, one-to-one counselling to all bereaved people over the age of 18 living in the Lewisham Borough.
Counselling is provided by our professionally trained volunteer counsellors. One-to-one counselling, offers you an opportunity to express and share your feelings, thoughts and worries – no matter how complex these may be – with someone who is able to listen, empathise and accept you without judgement.
We do not provide emergency help. If you need help in an emergency, we suggest you contact your GP or go to Accident and Emergency at Lewisham Hospital to be assessed.
You can also call the local mental health crisis line on 0800 731 2864. This line is available 24 hours a day.
Alternatively you could:
- Solidarity in a Crisis – out of hours crisis line: 0300 123 1922 or text 0788 9756 087/0788 9756 083
- The Samaritans: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: 0845 790 9090
- SELDOC out of hours GP service: 020 8693 9066
- SANEline: 0845 767 8000
- Search our comprehensive bereavement resources below.
If you have have been bereaved as a result of COVID- 19, as well as reading our support resources we recommend you take a look at Sudden, a charity who support those who have been suddenly bereaved. http://www.suddendeath.org/covid-19-bereavement/advice-for-bereaved-people
The Loss Foundation, are also offering specific support, including online support groups, to those who have lost loved ones through COVID 19 https://thelossfoundation.org/our-response-to-coronavirus/