Loss and Legacy Course

Our Loss and Legacy Workshops are designed for those who have experienced bereavement or want to know more about loss.

These sessions are opportunities to explore loss, share perspectives and experiences, and learn from others.

Sessions involve themed discussions on a specific topic, and exercises to help us better understand our experiences of loss and legacy.

Our workshops are free to attend. If you would like to join simply complete the registration form and we will email you the details for the next session.

  1. Living with Loss (30th May)
  2. Recognising Legacy (6th June)

These sessions are 1.5 hours facilitated themed discussions where you will reflect on different aspects of caring or loss through group discussions, sharing experiences, activities/exercises.

These sessions are designed to help you consider your own experiences, what you have learned from them, and to encourage learning from the experiences of others.

How do I sign up to attend?

Register online here

Who is it for?

Anyone who has experienced loss or is interested in understanding more about grief.

Do I have to attend every session?

No, you can attend whichever sessions you are interested in, but there is no need to commit to the full programme. Each session is self-contained.

Contact information

e.newman-greaves@stchristophers.org.uk
(0)7718 250358  

Testimonials

“Thank you. I feel grateful that such courses are offered and in such a friendly, comforting and caring way.”

‘it helped me to reflect on my aunt, who I lost recently. This has been so helpful, all contents are resourceful, [and] organised in a very good way”

“I just wanted to thank you […] I really found it very interesting and thought provoking.”

Caring for Carers Course

Awaiting new dates, contact j.emsden@stchristophers.org.uk for more information.

Our Carers workshops are designed for current carers that care for those who have life limiting or shortening conditions to share experiences, build confidence and learn new skills.

These sessions are opportunities to explore the challenges of your caring role in a supportive community, and learn from others.

Sessions involve themed discussions on a specific topic to help you better explore and reflect on different aspects of your caring role.

Our workshops are free to attend. If you would like to join simply complete the registration form and we will email you the details for the next session.

  1. Changing Relationships
  2. Networks of Support
  3. Planning for the Future

These sessions are 1.5 hour facilitated themed discussions where you will reflect on different aspects of caring or loss through group discussions, sharing experiences, activities/exercises.

These sessions are designed to help you consider your own experiences, what you have learned from them, and to encourage learning from the experiences of others.

How do I sign up to attend?

Register online here

Who is it for?

Carers.

Do I have to attend every session?

No, you can attend whichever sessions you are interested in, but there is no need to commit to the full programme. Each session is self-contained.

Contact information

j.emsden@stchristophers.org.uk
07729117654 

Book Club

Join us for our book club, which runs on the second Tuesday of every month at St Christopher’s Hospice Anniversary Centre! The sessions are free to join, and will begin at 6pm and finish at 7.30pm. We talk through the book choice for the month, delving into your thoughts, feelings and questions.

These will be regular social book club evenings where we discuss, debate and explore a monthly book selected by our group, from fiction, to poetry, memoir and more! We will be uncovering new treasures and reacquainting ourselves with old favourites, delving into books that explore death, dying and loss in ways that may be by turns familiar, unexpected and thought-provoking.

 

What will the book club meetings involve?

Chatting, a chance to meet new people and to explore a book!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The sessions will place onsite in St Christopher’s CARE, St Christopher’s Hospice 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham London, SE26 6DZ.

Parking is limited on the hospice site – there is a drop off and pick up bay outside the main entrance and free parking on adjoining residential roads.

Buses: 197, 176 stop by the hospice, 227 stops at the end of Lawrie Park Rd

Nearest stations: Penge East, Penge West, Sydenham

If you have any questions please email e.woodhouse@stchristophers.org.uk

Bereavement Help Point: West Norwood

 Our Bereavement Help Point is a two-hour drop-in session that aims to provide bereaved people with a place where they can talk to others and share their emotions.

These sessions enable members of the community to access guidance and information and also give a regular point where the subject of grief and bereavement is addressed openly and empathetically in an informal setting.

For more information call Akvile Gaile on 07842 608242. Alternatively, email BHP@stchristophers.org.uk

Bereavement Help Point: Croydon

 Our Bereavement Help Point is a two-hour drop-in session that aims to provide bereaved people with a place where they can talk to others and share their emotions.

These sessions enable members of the community to access guidance and information and also give a regular point where the subject of grief and bereavement is addressed openly and empathetically in an informal setting.

For more information call Akvile Gaile on 07842 608242. Alternatively, email BHP@stchristophers.org.uk

Bereavement Help Point: Beckenham

 Our Bereavement Help Point is a two-hour drop-in session that aims to provide bereaved people with a place where they can talk to others and share their emotions.

These sessions enable members of the community to access guidance and information and also give a regular point where the subject of grief and bereavement is addressed openly and empathetically in an informal setting.

For more information call Akvile Gaile on 07842 608242. Alternatively, email BHP@stchristophers.org.

Bereavement Help Point: Crystal Palace

The drop in Bereavement Help Points are a weekly 2 hour service. These sessions enable members of the community to have a regular point where the subject of death and bereavement is addressed openly and empathically in an informal setting.

Visitors support each other and often visit regularly in order to meet up with others who share their feelings and understand what they are going through particularly in early grief when formal services are not available generally.

Carers Time to Talk: Caritas House, Orpington

Fulfilling a caring role can be both rewarding and challenging, and not always in equal measure. Come along and meet other carers, speak openly about your experiences of caring for someone with a life-limiting illness with others who can empathise as a result of their own experiences of caring.

“Just thought I would let you know how much I appreciate and benefit from the chat sessions.  Thank you for providing we carers with the opportunity to talk freely about anything and everything.  It’s always helpful sharing caring anxieties and concerns with others who know exactly what I am going through.  I like to think my experience can be helpful to others too. And, like today, it’s so refreshing being able to laugh and chat about things other than caring.  I get a real boost! “

This group will take place fortnightly. May and June dates are below:

14th & 28th May

11th & 25th June


If you want to hear about other ways we can support you, call 07720 669151 or email carers@stchristophers.org.uk

Carers Time to Talk: St Christopher’s CARE

Fulfilling a caring role can be both rewarding and challenging, and not always in equal measure. Come along and meet other carers, speak openly about your experiences of caring for someone with a life-limiting illness with others who can empathise as a result of their own experiences of caring.

“Just thought I would let you know how much I appreciate and benefit from the chat sessions.  Thank you for providing we carers with the opportunity to talk freely about anything and everything.  It’s always helpful sharing caring anxieties and concerns with others who know exactly what I am going through.  I like to think my experience can be helpful to others too. And, like today, it’s so refreshing being able to laugh and chat about things other than caring.  I get a real boost! “

This group takes place fortnightly. May and June Dates are:

7th & 21st May

4th & 18th June


If you want to hear about other ways we can support you, call 07720 669151 or email carers@stchristophers.org.uk

Bereavement Help Point: Chislehurst

The drop in Bereavement Help Points are a weekly 2 hour service. These sessions enable members of the community to have a regular point where the subject of death and bereavement is addressed openly and empathically in an informal setting.

Visitors support each other and often visit regularly in order to meet up with others who share their feelings and understand what they are going through particularly in early grief when formal services are not available generally.

For more information call: 07464 871426

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